Understanding the thinking of scientists entrepreneurs

Implications for science education in Malaysia

Nor Aishah Buang, Lilia Halim, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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Abstract

Based on the need to develop the nation's science and technological advancement through science education, science educationists are searching for a suitable learning model that integrates innovative technological thinking. One way in conceptualizing this learning model, this study seeks to understand the thinking of scientist entrepreneurs who had produced innovative products for their business ventures. A case study approach was employed. The qualitative findings showed that the respondents integrated entrepreneurial thinking and science process skills in producing their innovative science based products. As a result, we proposed five entrepreneurial science thinking steps which can be used as a learning model in the science curriculum at both primary and secondary school levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Turkish Science Education
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial science thinking
  • Science education
  • Science process skills

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Education

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Understanding the thinking of scientists entrepreneurs : Implications for science education in Malaysia. / Buang, Nor Aishah; Halim, Lilia; Mohd Meerah, T. Subahan.

In: Journal of Turkish Science Education, Vol. 6, No. 2, 08.2009, p. 3-11.

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