Fostering student entrepreneurial skills in sshs. The case of “impresa in aula”

Authors

  • Mara Cerquetti University of Macerata
  • Lorenzo Compagnucci University of Macerata
  • Angela Cossiri University of Macerata
  • Giacomo Gistri University of Macerata
  • Francesca Spigarelli University of Macerata

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14596/pisb.2825

Keywords:

soft skills, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship competence

Abstract

The present paper focuses on the role of universities in stimulating students’ entrepreneurial skills. After analysing innovations introduced by European policies, the study discusses the main limitations of the scientific debate on entrepreneurship competences and education. Aiming to fill this gap, the research presents the results of a survey involving 75 students of the University of Macerata (Italy), who participated and did not participate in “IMpresa INaula”, a project promoted by the Regional Government of the Marche Region in 2019. The quali-quantitative research allows both to measure students’ personal, interpersonal and technical skills and investigate teamwork propensity and participants’ perception of “IMpresa INaula”. The study aims at understanding the correlation between student participation in experiential learning activities and the development of soft skills, also providing practical recommendations for implementing entrepreneurship education in the field of social sciences and humanities.

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