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Integrating Entrepreneurship into the Teaching of IT

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Computer Science, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Karachi, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 112-115, June,2 (2014)


Teaching methods have been subject to increasing scrutiny over the past years, specially from the perspective measurable tangible outcomes. Whilst the focus has been on ensuring the students learn what is being taught, there has been a refocus on entrepreneurship education. This has been reinforced by the global economic turndown and the need to increase economic growth. Hence, traditional teaching methods can be redefined by inverting the paradigm. Instead of developing a course outline based on the discipline being taught, develop the course based on the required entrepreneurial activity, which can then be de-constructed to define the salient course outline. The purpose of this paper is to suggest great benefits in this process, with Pakistan being used as a specific example, the IT discipline as the subject and the freelancing market as the specific target.


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