Role modeling as a pedagogical strategy in entrepreneurship education for women and girls: An interactive model of transformational learning

Jeannette Oppedisano (Southern Connecticut State University)
Kenneth Laird (Southern Connecticut State University)

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 2574-8904

Article publication date: 1 March 2006

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Abstract

This article presents a pedagogical model that utilizes students as primary researchers in the identification, interviewing, and then reporting on women entrepreneurs as a major component of a multidisciplinary entrepreneurship course. The purpose of the course is to attract students who may not be familiar with the entrepreneurship concept itself, the role of women in such economic ventures, or the possibilities for people like themselves in such a career avenue. Students are exposed to the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs throughout U.S. history in the broad categories of agriculture and mining; construction; communication; manufacturing; service (both for profit and not-for-profit); transportation; and wholesale and retail trade. This content experience is then enhanced by the studentsʼ own direct interaction with and interviewing of women entrepreneurs. The implementation, potential outcomes, and possible adaptations of the course are described, and this transformational learning process model is illustrated.

Citation

Oppedisano, J. and Laird, K. (2006), "Role modeling as a pedagogical strategy in entrepreneurship education for women and girls: An interactive model of transformational learning", New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 35-49. https://doi.org/10.1108/NEJE-09-02-2006-B004

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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