Identifying and Mapping Threshold Concepts of Entrepreneurship Across University Entrepreneurship Education Programmes #EERPF

Identifying and Mapping Threshold Concepts of Entrepreneurship Across University Entrepreneurship Education Programmes #EERPF

Group Size ? 1.) Small group (teams of 4-6)
2.) Individual Task
3.) Large Group
4.) Any

Learning Environment ? 1.) Lecture Theatre
2.) Presentation Space
3.) Carousel Tables (small working group)
4.) Any
5.) Outside
6.) Special

QAA Enterprise Theme(s) ? 1.) Creativity and Innovation
2.) Opportunity recognition, creation and evaluation
3.) Decision making supported by critical analysis and judgement
4.) Implementation of ideas through leadership and management
5.) Reflection and Action
6.) Interpersonal Skills
7.) Communication and Strategy

Aims:

This project built on Dr Lucy Hatt’s PhD research using the threshold concept framework to enhance entrepreneurship curricula in higher education.

It prototypes a transactional curriculum inquiry (TCI) approach to identify local threshold concepts with staff from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CFIE) as part of a programme review and an evaluation of student understanding.

Combining this process and the CFIE Team’s Design Thinking expertise, a toolkit was developed  for EEUK members to develop and evaluate their own enterprise education curricula informed by the threshold concept framework, concept mapping and a TCI approach.

Resources:

TCs Toolkit - ETC front page

Threshold Concepts in Entrepreneurial Thinking Card Game

Threshold Concepts in Entrepreneurial Thinking - FINAL 

Appendix A CFIE Briefing Document

Appendix B Collected Surveys

Appendix C CFIE Entrepreneurship Concepts List #1

Appendix D CfIE TCs - Language

Appendix E CFIE TCs - In Theory

Appendix F CFIE TCs

Appendix G TCs Ethics Application

Appendix H CFIE TCs Adoption Document

Appendix I Concept Mapping Recruitment message

 

About the Author
This guide was produced by Dave Jarman and Lucy Hatt (University of Bristol and Newcastle University).