An Examination of the Teaching Methods for Entrepreneurship at a South African University


  • Olawale Fatoki


Entrepreneurship education is one the ways to improve the relatively low levels of entrepreneurship in South Africa. The objective of the study was to identify the traditional and non-traditional pedagogies employed for the teaching of entrepreneurship at a South Africa university. The study adopted a quantitative research approach with a descriptive design. The study focused on the final year students (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) in the Department of Business Management at a selected University located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Data was collected through the use of self-administered questionnaire in a survey. The results indicated that students perceive both the traditional and the non-traditional teaching methods as important to the development of their entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. In addition, the results indicated that students are mainly exposed to the traditional teaching methods. There is the need for an educational model that gives teachers the skills to combine the traditional teaching methods with the innovative methods through course design and content.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p512


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Fatoki, O. (2014). An Examination of the Teaching Methods for Entrepreneurship at a South African University. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(23), 512. Retrieved from

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