Teaching Entrepreneurship in Schools: Experiential Approach
Erasmus+ course 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.
Learning material available in 6 languages: English, German, Italian, Romanian, Croatian, Slovene.
"Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges." – Joyce Meyer
C - Confirmed
DAY 1: Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue, participants' presentations.
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. Entrepreneurial activities in a classroom: 5 € challenge etc.
DAY 3: Teaching models of entrepreneurship: cooperation with local stakeholders, experiential approach, non-formal learning. Finding a business idea. Lean start-up, creating, finding and pursuing business opportunities. Field work: introduction and practicing field work.
DAY 4: Design thinking. User analysis, interpretation of the field work. Creating innovation opportunities. Guest teacher.
DAY 5: Conceptualisation, creating ideas, teaching creativity. Creative thinking tools for innovating and addressing users' needs.Prototyping: introduction and practicing different prototyping activities.
DAY 6: Teaching and practicing elevator pitch. Creative presentation of business ideas. Transforming any business idea into social entrepreneurship business idea.
Challenges in teaching entrepreneurship.
DAY 7: Key learning points.
Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.