Writing up a case study

With this paper I’m keen to focus on how best to write up a case study without being too descriptive. I’m going to try to keep it simple and focus on a few key methods used in the module to ensure that I am able to relate these back to the literature. The key methods discussed will be the elevator pitch, the group work and NESTA models and the assignment criteria. I will reffer to an online survey I did with the student for the module evaluation but I am mostly emphasizing the role of the lecturer as facilitator and designer of the module.

The abstract for my LATHE paper:

If entrepreneurship is to be taught to creative and cultural industries students, it is necessary to consider the specific pedagogic and curriculum development challenges and opportunities this poses.  Despite the popular image of the poor bohemian artist, developing an entrepreneurial approach to one’s work has been the norm for many freelance and self employed artists, creative and cultural workers. Yet entrepreneurship education is relatively new to Art, Design, Media and other creative disciplines. This article reports on the context for entrepreneurship education for the creative and cultural industries and explores approaches applied to a postgraduate programme. It takes several methods aimed at enhancing entrepreneurial skills and developed through the NCGE (National Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship) educators programme and tested in class. Practice is explored in relation to appropriateness for the sector, student progress and current debates in entrepreneurship education with particular response to the work of the NCGE and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts). The MA programme at Birmingham City University (BCU) acts as a case study illustrating early research findings and leading to suggestions for further research and recommendations for curriculum development.

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