Developing 4IR Engineering Entrepreneurial Skills in Polytechnic Students. A Conceptual Framework
Idris Mohammed Abdullahi1, Mohammed Khata bin Jabor2, Terungwa Stephen Akor3
1Idris Mohammed Abdullahi*, Department of Technical & Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
2Mohammed Khata bin Jabor*, Department of Technical & Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
3Terungwa Stephen Akor, Department, of Vocational & Technical Education, Benue State University, PMB, Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria.
Manuscript received on December 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2636-2642 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8754019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8754.019320
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Abstract: The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) which is technological driven has brought a lot of opportunities those with entrepreneurial mindset as most of the skills demanded in the 4IR are entrepreneurial. This calls approaches that can lead to the development of engineering entrepreneurs that can drive the 4IR. To this effect, this study explored experts’ opinions on the most relevant entrepreneurial skills for the 4IR engineers as well as the best teaching methods to be adopted for the teaching of entrepreneurship education in Nigerian polytechnics. A two-round Delphi interview was used to arrive at 19 entrepreneurial skills with experts’ consensus of Wa = 0.821 and 8 innovative teaching methods with experts’ consensus of Wa = 0. 925. The results from the findings were used to develop a conceptual framework for the development of 4IR Entrepreneurial skills.
Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution, Engineering Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Skills, Entrepreneurship Education, Polytechnic Students
Scope of the Article: Patterns and Frameworks