An exploratory study examining educator perceptions about teaching and assessing entrepreneurship skills at Malaysian public higher education institutions

Meor Osman, Wan Sofiah and Girardi, A. (2012) An exploratory study examining educator perceptions about teaching and assessing entrepreneurship skills at Malaysian public higher education institutions. Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.81-100.

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Abstract

The development of soft skills has been the focus of new education and training practices globally and particularly within the Malaysian Higher Education System. Entrepreneurship skills in particular have been identified as one of seven soft skills in Malaysian Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). This present study examines what factors influence educator perceptions about teaching and assessing entrepreneurship skills. Specifically, the study looks at the amount of emphasis educators report placing on teaching and assessing entrepreneurship skills, and the factors which can impact this emphasis. The results from a quantitative cross-sectional study indicate that the university category; discipline area; employment level and status; years of teaching and industry experience; teaching qualifications; and gender have differential effects on educator perceptions about the emphasis placed on teaching and assessing of entrepreneurship skills. The implications of these outcomes will be discussed in line with recent higher education policy within this sector and the wider educational community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educator perceptions, teaching and assessing entrepreneurship skills, entrepreneurship skills, Malaysian public higher education institutions, 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 07:09
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2015 08:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3449

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