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Preparing Freelancers of the Future: A teaching Case study

Gerrard, A and Amoako, IO (2018) Preparing Freelancers of the Future: A teaching Case study. In: Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), 07 November 2018 - 08 November 2018, Birmingham.

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Abstract

This teaching case study focuses on a method developed by the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) for preparing students to enter the workforce as a Freelancer or Independent Consultant. This method has been carefully crafted, based on student feedback and calls for this type of training, bringing in to sharp focus the balance of policy, pedagogy and practice. The starting point is a reflection on constructivist philosophies of education, tested models that inform entrepreneurship education, and an evaluation of students’ demand for a specific skill-set to face the freelancing economy. The questions that were posed and answered throughout the case study provide trigger points for reflection, where both educators and researchers can ask the same questions to evoke results at their own institutions. The model that emerged from this case study can also be applied, and adapted in its current form, providing educators with a robust pro forma for their own curriculum development. This model has implications for entrepreneurship education and pedagogy and for students hoping to freelance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2019 11:48
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 11:48
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9692

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