Assessing and Evaluating Entrepreneurial Learning

Assessing and Evaluating Entrepreneurial Learning

From 08/12/17 10:00 until 08/12/17 16:00

At Leeds University Business School

Posted by Lynn O'Byrne

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**The Storify for this event can be found here.**

**The slides for the event can be found at the bottom of this page**

 

This one day event provided:

Background

Enterprise and entrepreneurship educators develop and deliver programmes that aim to build enterprise skills and stimulate entrepreneurial behaviours – but how do we know if our work is effective?

As educators we are driven by the need to help our students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. But how do we provide feedback and measure success when many of the anticipated outcomes are difficult to measure using conventional methods?

This one day event drew on expert input and delegates’ own experiences to consider innovative methods of assessing and evaluating learning and providing feedback to those participating in enterprise /entrepreneurship programmes.

Examples presented and discussed included: use of a social media learning tool, ‘LoopME’, for formative assessment of learning during an enterprise placement year; authentic assessment of student projects – both within the classroom and consultancy projects; and the use of experiential validation for the assessment and evaluation of entrepreneurial learning.

During the afternoon, Dr Emilee Simmons of the University of Leeds led an interactive hands on session, providing some examples of alternative assessments that the University of Leeds has used successfully in the past/present (from portfolios to joint assessments with international institutions to ‘flashmobs’). Then delegates were invited to share challenges and ideas and work through some potential assessments and how to overcome institutional 'sticking points' to realise the best assessments for entrepreneurial education needs.

Speakers and facilitators

The slides from this event can be downloaded below.