Nowadays young people and students to prefer paid jobs over setting up of their own businesses. One of the possible ways to increase entrepreneurial intentions is to develop new student-centered entrepreneurship teaching methods. Despite European Commission recognizes that current entrepreneurship education in the EU in general works well and produces positive outcomes in a form of higher probability of starting business, there is a ongoing discussion on necessity to use more student-centered teaching approaches. The aim of the study is to identify the teaching methods to increase entrepreneurial intentions of students. The article addresses theoretical aspects of the role of entrepreneurship education in society, as well methodologies exploited in business education and their features. The core part of the paper contains analysis of survey results conducted among students in higher education institutions in selected European countries from different European parts as well as identification of students-centered teaching methods in entrepreneurship. The research is based on literature analysis, quantitative survey, analysis of statistical data and reports on entrepreneurial activity, new students-centered teaching methods in entrepreneurship education.
Authors: Inese Mavļutova, Māris Krastiņš, Jānis Hermanis, Kristaps Lešinskis
Keywords: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurship education, teaching methods, student-centered learning.