Understanding andragogy methods in Indigenous business education

Annette Gainsford, Michelle Evans

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The purpose of this study is to assess how andragogy methods support the learning of Indigenous entrepreneurial business acumen, enhancing Indigenous business development in Australia. Specifically, we analyse the MURRA Indigenous business Master Class taught at Melbourne Business School in Australia, this program chosen as a leaders in Indigenous business education in Australia. We examine how Indigenous entrepreneurs develop business capabilities through collaborative and contextual learning practices inside the MURRA program, and how this learning influences Indigenous business development including stimulation of new networks. We found that there are four elements that influence entrepreneurial learning within the business curriculum, and within these elements there are eight guiding practices that influence entrepreneurial development. We discuss the potential of these andragogy elements and explain how the learning practices are closely associated with the building of human and social capital.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: AOM 2017 - Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 04 Aug 201708 Aug 2017
https://web.archive.org/web/20170813174815/http://aom.org/AnnualMeetingLanding.aspx?id=1912 (Conference website)
https://my.aom.org/ProgramDocs/2017/pdf/AOM_2017_Annual_Meeting_Program.pdf (Conference program)


Conference77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Abbreviated titleAt The Interface
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting is the premier conference for more than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space. The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held August 4-8, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The program theme is At the Interface.
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