Entrepreneurship Education is not really about business. Rather, it aims to foster student ability to translate ideas into action. Accordingly, it aims to develop fundamental skills such as innovation and risk-taking as well as the capacity to direct action toward planned goals.
Thus, can you understand how fundamental entrepreneurship is for preparing students not only for their future jobs but also for life in an ever-changing world?
The course will introduce participants to the Entrepreneurial Approach in Education, and mix it with Strength-Based Pedagogy. This is an approach to didactics, which facilitates students in recognizing their strengths, and is extremely valuable to enhance their capacity to accept failure as a part of their own growth process.
Participants will gain – through collaborative hands-on activities – a thorough understanding of the key principles of Entrepreneurship Education. Moreover, they will practice learning activities designed to promote entrepreneurship, which require applying creative thinking skills and imagination to traditional as well as out-of-ordinary problems.
Participants will also learn to use Project-Based Learning (PBL) to develop their students’ talents and strengths, and to nurture teamwork spirit and empathy.
By the end of the course, participants will go back to their schools having mastered practical tools for raising entrepreneurial skills through enhancing collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
They will be able to help their students build confidence, support their future professional growth, and become competent future leaders and decision-makers.
The course will help the participants to:
- Understand the many roots of entrepreneurship;
- Enhance collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity among the students;
- Support the students to recognize their own talents and strengths;
- Learn how to build and support motivation, decision-making skills, and confidence inside and outside the classroom;
- Create their own lessons based on Entrepreneurial Approach and Strength-Based Approach.
Day 1 – Entrepreneurship in education
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools;
- Goal setting for the week;
- What’s Entrepreneurship Education? Introduction to the topic.
Day 2 – Educating entrepreneurship
- Motivation, skills, and knowledge;
- Encourage entrepreneurial mindset and creativity;
- Critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in schools.
Day 3 – Strength-Based Pedagogy
- The 4 Key Principles of Strength-Based Pedagogy;
- Wellbeing, resilience, individual independence, and ability to make choices;
- How to recognize talents and strengths?
Day 4 – Implementing entrepreneurship education in the classroom
- Project-Based Learning;
- Building confidence;
- Ensuring social justice;
- Teamwork and empathy in the school environment.
Day 5 – Raising future leaders: collaborative design lab
- Creating our own lessons following the Entrepreneurial;
- Approach focusing on future learning skills and Strength-Based Pedagogy.
Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.