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Toward a more entrepreneurship architectural education in Malaysia

Gafar, Mudashir and Kasim, Rozilah and Martin , David Juanil Toward a more entrepreneurship architectural education in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2012 (ICTMBE 2012), 18-19 December 2012, Renaissance Melaka Hotel, Melaka.


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This article on entrepreneurship architectural education is to establish the important of entrepreneurship education in architectural curriculum structures as a result of current challenges facing the profession and based on students sustainable educational need to prepare them for professional career in a highly competitive economic driven society. The apprehension about the leadership position of architects in the construction industry and future of the profession has been growing in recent years. This phenomenon is fuelled by the recent economic recession and contextual debates that the existing curriculum structure of teaching and practicing architecture may not be appropriate to address the challenges of tomorrow, this call for a food for thought. Integration of entrepreneurship education in higher education has emerged in different educational contexts as a way to develop an entrepreneurial culture, to promote enterprise, to create new ventures, and to foster entrepreneurial mind-set through education and learning. Examine the current educational system of architecture in Malaysia, as it relate to the need for entrepreneurship education and the influence it has on graduates of architecture. Developing a sound theoretical knowledge on entrepreneurship as relates to architecture, employment creation and sustainability. Some of the questions raised are; what does entrepreneurship education has to do with architectural profession? What is the need for architect to acquired entrepreneurship education? This article recommends the establishment of more training programs related to entrepreneurship, the review of current curricular to indoctrinate entrepreneurship consciousness at all levels of architectural education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: architectural education;entrepreneurship education; integration; curriculum; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1101-1186 Business education. Commercial education
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Ms Aryanti Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 07:05
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2013 07:05
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3388
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