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Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017
Examining the Pedagogy of Entrepreneurship Education and its Contribution in Creating Entrepreneurship Propensity in Kenya
Lucy Maina Kiganane | Teresia Ngina Kyalo
Abstract: In the last decade, the desire for career readiness progammes and courses that can help prepare and equip college and university students with skills that they need for employment as soon as they graduatehas been on the rise globally. Statistics indicate that self-employment is the last career choice for most graduates in Kenya. As one of the most entrepreneurial economies in East Africa, Kenya is to create a globally competitive and adaptable human resource base aimed at meeting requirements of a rapidly industrializing economy by 2030. This can only be achieved by establishing life-long training, education and enhancing networks and collaboration between the industry and entrepreneurship education. Researchers have sought to answer the question of not only what should be taught in entrepreneurshipbut how it should be taught. This paper critically examined thePedagogy of Entrepreneurship education and its contribution in creating entrepreneurship propensity in Kenya. It specifically sought to determine contribution of Mass instruction techniques entrepreneurship pedagogy on entrepreneurship propensity, examine influence of active experimentation method of entrepreneurship pedagogy on entrepreneurial propensity and assess influence of doing experience method of entrepreneurship pedagogy on entrepreneurial propensity. The study adopted a simple random samplingtechnique and data was collected fromselected institutions offering entrepreneurship education using a semi structured questionnaire. Data was analysed using descriptive statistics and multinomial logistic regression analysis. Results indicated that there is a significant influence of mass instruction technique, of doing experience method and active experimentation method entrepreneurship pedagogy on Entrepreneurshippropensity. There are still glaring gaps in the entrepreneurship education-lack of action learning ( doing experiment) andthedevelopmentofactualventures, lack of practical skills and a lack of industry relevance in entrepreneurship education, lack of experientiallearning and low level mentoring in Kenya today.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Pedagogy, Contribution, Entrepreneurship Propensity
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,
Pages: 1349 - 1354