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Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing.

Zarb, Mark; Brady, Chevonne; McDermott, Roger

Authors

Mark Zarb

Chevonne Brady

Roger McDermott



Contributors

Hong T. M. Bui
Editor

Hoa T. M. Nguyen
Editor

Doug Cole
Editor

Abstract

The Scottish government launched a nationwide drive to increase entrepreneurial skills, looking to become a “world-leading entrepreneurial and innovative nation". One of the key ambitions of this is to build an education system with entrepreneurship and innovation at its core. Within computing degrees, however, there is traditionally a focus on preparing students for employment within industry, rather than preparing them with an entrepreneurial skillset. This chapter discusses lessons learnt from the design and implementation of an entrepreneurship module taught to Honours-year computing students during the 2016 to 2017 academic year and defines a proposed series of workshops showcasing its future implementation.

Publication Date May 24, 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Book Title Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: rethinking the possibilities.
Chapter Number Chapter 11
ISBN 9780367179847 ; 9780367179861
Institution Citation ZARB, M., BRADY, C. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2019. Embedding entrepreneurial skills within computing. In H.T.M. Bui, H.T.M. Nguyen and D. Cole (eds.) Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: rethinking the possibilities. London: Routledge [online], chapter 11. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899

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