An Extension of CDIO Principles to Entrepreneurship ...

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

An Extension of CDIO Principles to Entrepreneurship Education: The Role of Authentic Practice
Author:Lucas William <walucas@MIT.EDU> (MIT)
Sarah Cooper
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1

This paper will report on a quasi-experimental design used to evaluate two entrepreneurship educational programs offered in the UK that were very similar except in one regard: One program included a six week placement of student teams in small companies. The purpose of the study will be to show the importance of practice and realistic experience in entrepreneurship education, and in the process to reaffirm the CDIO belief that realistic, project-based experience in education are key to having an enduring effect on the professional development of undergraduates.