Project based learning structure of the course allows participants to practice product development and business modelling in order to experience how to teach basic entrepreneurship concepts. The course follows experiential learning including case studies, field work, thinking tools, interactive games and moderated discussions. The participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions of activities used along with teaching guidelines. We will recommend an interesting literature for further study. Key learning concepts include managing expectations of pupils about the entrepreneurship course, 5 € challenge, lean start-up, design thinking, prototyping, business modelling and planning.
The main objective of the course is to prepare the participants to professionally lead an entrepreneurship course in a high or vocational school. By the end of the course participants will have a substantial understanding of tools for facilitating entrepreneurial skills among their students. They will get teaching guidelines for teaching core entrepreneurial competencies, including business modelling, design thinking and business planning. The specificities of different forms of entrepreneurship will be emphasised (i.e. social, women, technology, local and eco entrepreneurship).
Teachers (secondary, vocational), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors, headteachers/principals/managers.
– Icebreakers, personal learning & action plan, introduction to entrepreneurship.
– Managing pupils’ expectations about the entrepreneurship course, challenges of technology in entrepreneurship.
– How to include icebreakers into the entrepreneurship course.
– Contemporary business models, canvas business modelling, innovation practices, 5 € challenge.
– Study visit in innovative company.
– Lean start-up, creating, finding and pursuing business opportunities.
– Different approaches to market and users analysis.
– Field work: users analysis.
– Users data interpretation.
– Challenges in teaching design thinking.
– Conceptualisation, creating ideas, teaching creativity.
– Teaching and practising elevator pitch, creative presentation of business ideas.
– Key learning points, action plan, conclusion.
– Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
– Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.
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Which competencies will you acquire in the “Teaching entrepreneurship” course?
Teaching entrepreneurship course is about transferring modern tools for teaching entrepreneurial skills into practice (classroom, school, and research/business projects). During the course you’ll acquire the following competencies:
- Getting familiar with the role of entrepreneurship in modern society
- Learn how to empower young potential entrepreneurs at the beginning of their career
- Development of basic entrepreneurial skills (proactivity, awareness, business flair) in classroom
- Introducing didactic games and simple exercises to foster entrepreneurial thinking in youngest students (primary schools)
- Using interactive tools (games, field work, discussions) to provoke entrepreneurial thinking of school-children and students
- Effective use of case studies in entrepreneurship teaching
- Enhancing creative problem solving in entrepreneurial projects
- Getting familiar with simple methods for analysing customer expectations and needs
- Learn how to convert user and customer expectations into product/service
- Guiding students through innovation process: from initial idea to user friendly products/services
In what ways can you integrate competencies into work?
Countries in European Union are doing their best to empower citizens for entrepreneurship. Initiatives for entrepreneurial mind-sets and skills are one of the most important EU priorities. Many interesting projects are tailored to adult population. It is easy to forget that crucial steps for entrepreneurial thinking are done before, in school education system. There are many ways in which you can use newly gained knowledge in your work environment:
- Introducing interactive projects about new business creation into school curricula.
- Helping regions to become more competitive through development of entrepreneurial skills.
- Exploiting students’ talents with interactive tools that foster proactivity, creativity and problem solving.
- Organizing seminars, workshops and school competitions with focus on simple business projects.
- Enriching school curricula of business and commercial schools with interactive teaching methods.
- Improving experience of teachers & trainers who are responsible for school practice and cooperation with private sector.
- Helping students of technical secondary schools to develop user friendly products/services.
- Assisting schools and organizations that are dealing with major transformations and innovations.
- Meeting colleagues of different nationalities and building fruitful networks for further collaboration.
Meet the trainers
Blanka Tacer, PhD in business administration and BSc of psychology, professionally focuses on work and organisational psychology and supports private and public companies in building and implementing their human resources management strategy. She works as a coach, trainer and consultant in the field of human resources development, organisational growth and knowledge management. She is well familiar with South East Europe markets. As a member of Work and organisational psychology section at Slovenian Psychological Association and a member of American Society for Training & Development she is in touch with the latest literature on adult learning. Personal and professional development through permanent trainings at home and abroad is a part of her worklife. She concluded 1 year coaching training at the University of Cambridge. She is also a NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) master practitioner and qualified SDI (Strength Deployment Inventory) facilitator.
Tine Nagy earned his doctoral degree in business administration at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Part of the studies he completed at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and in 2012 he defended his PhD thesis on User Driven Innovation. As a part of Entrepreneurship Department at Faculty of Management Koper he worked on different research projects (innovation in SMEs, design thinking, researchers’ patent activity, entrepreneurship, sustainable development), where he authored or co-authored various scientific papers. He has carried out several workshops in the field of Design Thinking, Canvas Business Modeling and Entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting professor at different institutions and active in Creative Industries too. His main professional interest is designing innovation process and making changes in SMEs.
I have been a student in this course with two mates from Catalonia, Batea. The course was really interesting and we learned a lot. It is really worth doing it. We recommend it to everybody.
Excellent course and very friendly teachers! We learnt new entrepreneurial strategies, and amazing and imaginative ways to create businesses that make a positive impact on society. We enjoyed as well the cultural life of this beautiful city.
Excellent course and great teachers. The sessions were very interactive and the visits outside were very useful. We had the chance to meet real entrepreneurs and to listen to real entrepreneurial adventures. Highly recommended!
It’s been a great experience. A very good practical course. Excelent organization. Congratulations for your work!!!!
Excellent course very good instructors. It was a week full of new ideas and innovation. We managed to combine learning by doing and learned new techniques. We were able to apply them in our schools and inspire our students. Thank you Primera Group!!!!!