ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS OF UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE, VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

  • Ahmad Aliyu Deba Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
  • Abdulkarim Ali Deba Department of Science Education, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Nigeria
  • Andi Mallanti Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
  • Mohd Khata Jabor Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
  • Abubakar Mohammed Habibu Department of Vocational and technology Education, Faculty of technology education Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university, Bauchi Nigeria
Keywords: -Science, Technical and Vocational Education -Entrepreneurship Education -Entrepreneurial Skills

Abstract

This paper examines the contribution of entrepreneurship education course towards cultivating entrepreneurial skills of undergraduate Science, Technical and Vocational students. The subjects consist of 309 students from the School of Technology Education. Entrepreneurial skills development assessment questionnaire (ESDAQ) was used for data collection. The ESDAQ was validated by experts and internal consistency of 0.80 was obtained using the Cronbach’s Alpha method. The t-test and ANOVA were used for testing hypotheses at the 0.05 significance level. The study reveals that students' participation in the entrepreneurship education during their undergraduate education stimulates the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. Entrepreneurial skills of technical education students is higher compared to vocational and science students. Diversification of instructional approach in teaching entrepreneurship education was recommended, especially the use of experiential learning methods interchangeably with the conventional style.  

Author Biographies

Ahmad Aliyu Deba, Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
Lecturer I, Department of Vocational and Technology Education, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi. Bauchi State Nigeria.
Abdulkarim Ali Deba, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Nigeria
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Nigeria 
Andi Mallanti, Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
PhD Student, Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
Mohd Khata Jabor, Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
Professor Madya, Dr, Department of Engineering and Vocational Education,Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru Malaysia
Abubakar Mohammed Habibu, Department of Vocational and technology Education, Faculty of technology education Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university, Bauchi Nigeria
Student, Department of Vocational and technology Education, Faculty of technology education Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university, Bauchi Nigeria
Published
2014-12-24
How to Cite
Deba, A. A., Deba, A. A., Mallanti, A., Jabor, M. K., & Habibu, A. M. (2014). ENHANCING ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS OF UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE, VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 6(2). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JTET/article/view/939
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