ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LEARNERS – AN IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION

TitleENHANCING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LEARNERS – AN IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHietanen, L, Uusiautti, S, Määttä, K
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume59
Start Page34-48
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedApril/2014
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1100129
Keywordsbasic education, entrepreneurship education, music education
Abstract

Entrepreneurship education is recommended to be a part of education already from the beginning of children’s school paths. Often, entrepreneurship education has been defined in a political level and through economic ideologies. However, one of the goals of entrepreneurship education is to achieve entrepreneurial ways of acting regardless of the context or community. This study is a case study of the implementation of entrepreneurship education in music education in basic education. The findings introduce and evaluate the pedagogical solutions in the music education of one Finnish seventh grade. The pupils were given opportunities to set their own goals, experiment multiple options, make decisions and reflect on their actions. They were encouraged and guided to become aware of their entrepreneurial features, skills, and ways of acting. The most important result was that entrepreneurial education can be included in basic education. Suggestions for teachers are given based on the findings.

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