Project-Based Learning as a tool to foster entrepreneurial competences

  1. Inés Ruiz-Rosa 1
  2. Desiderio Gutiérrez-Taño 1
  3. Francisco J. García-Rodríguez 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Culture and Education, Cultura y Educación

ISSN: 1135-6405 1578-4118

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: La Universidad: retos, disyuntivas y posibles transformaciones

Volume: 33

Issue: 2

Pages: 316-344

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1080/11356405.2021.1904657 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR

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The teaching–learning model in higher education has changed markedly in the past decade. A static approach in which students were passive subjects of their own learning processes has now given way to a dynamic model in which students are actively centred. In this context, it is essential to test teaching–learning models that promote students’ new role, as well as their effectiveness in helping them acquire competences. This study describes the experience of implementing a project-based learning methodology as a tool to promote the acquisition of a set of skills, both generic and specific, in undergraduate education, more specifically entrepreneurial competences among a group of university students. In order to analyse the impact of the intervention, pre-test and post-test analyses were carried out and confirmed that project-based learning does produce an increased perception of the acquisition of both the generic and specific skills associated with the subject as well as a significant improvement in perceptions of entrepreneurial competence.

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