Edited By Gunnar Prause, Urve Venesaar and Wolfgang Kersten
Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Students’ Metacognitive Awareness: Analysis Based on Students’ Selfassessments. Hannes Ling
265 Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Students’ Met- acognitive Awareness: Analysis Based on Students’ Self- assessments Hannes Ling1 Abstract The importance of metacognition and the need to develop students’ metacognitive abilities and their awareness of cognitive patterns through educational programs has been actively studied and encouraged by entrepreneurship scholars worldwide. However, there is not enough empirical evidence about how metacognition and cognitive adaptability could be con- sidered in the teaching process. In order to contribute to this the aim of the current paper is to assess on the basis of empirical study the role of entrepreneurship education in the develop- ment of metacognitive awareness of students. The contribution of this study to scientific dis- cussion involves presenting an assessment and analysis of the level of metacognitive aware- ness and its changes during the study of students with different backgrounds in the context of entrepreneurship education courses. The analysis revealed certain aspects of metacognitive awareness that necessitate consideration for improving the content of training courses. Keywords: entrepreneurship education, students, metacognitive awareness JEL classification: L26, J24, M13 1. Introduction The question of how to prepare students for better adapting their knowledge through learning tasks in order to develop the necessary entrepreneurial skills is a focus for many scholars. Findings of past research have shown that success of a person is affected by entrepreneurial competencies (Man and Lau 2005) which, involving different skills and attitudes, can be taught (Henry, Hill and Leitch 2005a). Researchers have been advocating also for the connection be- tween...
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