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Course Features
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Language: English
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7 Days
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11 Lessons
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Study Level: Intermediate
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Certificate of Completion

Programme summary

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.

Objectives

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).

Target groups

Teachers (secondary, vocational), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors, headteachers/principals/managers.

Programme day-by-day

DAY 1

Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.

DAY 2

– 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.

DAY 3

– Contemporary business models, canvas business modelling, innovation practices, 5 € challenge.

– Study visit in innovative company.

DAY 4

– Lean start-up, creating, finding and pursuing business opportunities.

– Excursion.

DAY 5

– Different approaches to market and users analysis.

– Field work: users analysis.

– Users data interpretation.

– Challenges in teaching design thinking.

DAY 6

– Conceptualisation, creating ideas, teaching creativity.

– Prototyping.

– Teaching and practising elevator pitch, creative presentation of business ideas.

– Key learning points, action plan, conclusion.

DAY 7

– Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.

– Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.

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Sessions

2018
  • 08. 07. – 14. 07.
    (CONFIRMED – open for registration)
  • 04. 11. – 10. 11.
    (open for pre-registration)

2019
    • 27. 01. – 02. 02.​
      (open for pre-registration)
    • 12. 05. – 18. 05.
      (open for pre-registration)
    • 04. 08. – 10. 08.
      (open for pre-registration)
    • 01. 12. – 06. 12.
      (open for pre-registration)

2020
  • 19. 04. – 25. 04.
    (open for pre-registration)

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Useful information about Communication skills 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

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

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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.

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