After this training course, participants (teachers/university
students) should be able to
- Reflect on and understand how creativity, innovation, and
entrepreneurial competencies are put into practice in an educational context.
- Recognize opportunities in their lessons that are suitable for an
entrepreneurial project, develop and evaluate an idea, and present it to their
colleagues and/or other actors.
- Gather and make use of feedback on the idea from potential users
and external actors.
- Implement the idea
- Evaluate the implementation process
It can be used for a few sessions or over a longer period of time.
Handbook (in German)
The handbook gives practical advice and provides teachers and
trainers details about how such a training course could be designed.
The concept is based on the following understandings:
Personal experience: Only when teachers have learned themselves –
that is, experienced in their own learning processes – what self-directed,
creative learning feels like, will they be able to create an entrepreneurial
culture among their pupils.
Reflection: The participants become aware of which approaches they
already successfully practice and how to strengthen them. They reflect on their
role and pedagogical approach and how they view their pupils.
Motivation: Learner motivation and successful learning depend on
flexible and innovative teaching styles and methods.
Doing something new: This concept of professional development does
not include any rigid learning units but is instead based on the intrinsic
desire of teachers to do something new and be innovative.
Role model: When teachers themselves use entrepreneurial competencies in their lessons, this motivates their pupils to acquire them as well. We call this way of teaching ‘entrepreneurial teaching’.