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Towards a Model of Early Entrepreneurial Education: Appreciation, Facilitation and Evaluation

  • Elisabeth UnterfraunerEmail author
  • Christian Voigt
  • Sandra Schön
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 804)

Abstract

This paper introduces the Maker movement as a bottom-up movement, placing digital fabrication technologies on people’s desks to produce “almost anything”. It explores further the pedagogical value of making in education in general and in early entrepreneurial education in particular. Making as a pedagogical approach is analysed referencing established pedagogical concepts as well as a qualitative study including makers and managers of maker spaces. Although maker education has so far only rarely been introduced in formal education, there are many initiatives that bring making and formal education together. According to maker experts, formal education would benefit from making because it is well suited to develop practical skills such as prototyping, supporting creativity and promoting critical reflection. In conclusion we describe a model of introducing making in early entrepreneurial education and conclude with a proposed assessment framework for measuring its impact, which will be tested in an on-going project funded by the European Commission.

Keywords

Making Early entrepreneurial education Maker pedagogy 

Notes

Acknowledgment

DOIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770063.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Unterfrauner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Voigt
    • 1
  • Sandra Schön
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Social InnovationViennaAustria
  2. 2.Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.SalzburgAustria

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