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Journal:   PAZHOUHESH-NAMEYE TARBIATI   FALL 2009 , Volume 5 , Number 20; Page(s) 185 To 226.
 
Paper: 

THE DEGREE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION ON THE PROMOTION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEHAVIOR FROM UNIVERSITY FACULTY POINTS OF VIEW

 
 
Author(s):  LIAGHATDAR M.J., FOROUGHI A.A., ABEDI MOHAMMAD REZA, VASEFIAN FARZANEH
 
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Abstract: 
The present study aims to study the degree of effectiveness of teaching methodology in higher education on the promotion of entrepreneurship behavior from university faculty and university students points of view at Isfahan University, Isfahan technology College, Arts faculty, and Islamic Azad University, Isfahan Branch. It is an applied study and uses a survey-descriptive research method. Data gathering instrument is a researcher-made questionnaire with a reliability of 0.98. The construct validity of the questionnaire was determined using factor analysis with varimax rotation. The content validity was confirmed by the supervisor and the guide of the study and five experts at universities. The statistical sample of the study was 365 students and 282 university lecturers and professors at the universities. The sample was selected through proportional stratified sampling method. Descriptive and inferential statistics was carried out using SPSS. The results showed that based on students’ and lecturers’ viewpoints, teaching methods (question and answer, lecture, project, group discussion) had an effect less than average on the entrepreneurship behavior factors (promoting individual capabilities, promoting communication skills, strategies to face change, researching). It was p≤ 0/001. The responses were also analyzed in terms of gender, group, years at university, and scientific rank of the respondents. The results showed that there were significant differences among respondents’ views on the effectiveness of question and answer (as a factor increasing communication skills), lecturing (as a factor promoting individual capabilities, promoting communication skills, strategies to face change), project (as a factor affecting all) in terms of university, years at university, programs (i. e. B.A/S, M. A/S, Ph.D. ), and departments.
 
Keyword(s): TEACHING METHODOLOGY, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STUDENTS
 
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