Obeng, Bernard A.; Blundel, Richard K. and Agyapong, Ahmed
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This chapter reports on a recent educational initiative involving academics from Ghanaian universities and members of an informal sector community of woodworking artisans. This pilot project examined how social and technological innovations, including open educational resources (OERs) might be used to create new learning experiences that were capable of addressing the artisans’ context-specific enterprise development needs. The concluding discussion identifies a number of practical lessons from the project. These findings are related to current debates regarding the potential role of education and training interventions in addressing the persistent policy challenge of transitioning enterprises to a more formal basis, and of promoting their growth and resilience.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 Routledge|
|Funders:||Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (ABLE Ghana initiative)|
|Keywords:||informal sector; artisans; entrepreneurship; enterprise education; Ghana; woodworkers|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Open University Business School|
|Depositing User:||Richard Blundel|
|Date Deposited:||04 Sep 2012 15:46|
|Last Modified:||01 Nov 2012 14:55|
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