Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


Expectations of Estonian Vocational Teacher Students on Entrepreneurship Education

Author(s): Karmen Trasberg

The aim of this paper is to examine the VET teacher students' expectations regarding the content of the entrepreneurship education in teacher training. It draws both on the literature relating to entrepreneurial mind-set and on competence model in order to frame entrepreneurial studies for future teachers. The qualitative research method was used. Data was collected with 16 in-depth interviews with the VET teacher students. Inductive content analysis is used as the method of data analysis. The results of the study showed that the VET teacher students identifying transferable competencies (e.g. creative thinking, teamwork and communication skills, self-management, etc.) as most relevant for them. When planning the content of entrepreneurial studies, knowledge and skills acquired during prior learning and work experience must be taken into account. The results of the study are valuable for designing entrepreneurial studies module and integration of entrepreneurial competence into other subjects.

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