Seeing the relationship between language teaching and entrepreneurial education Teaching language in an entrepreneurial way
Workshop of 2 hours
Concrete materials such as lego blocks, vegetables and fruit, bathroom products, work utensils and socks
In this workshop students design an entrepreneurial lesson for primary school children.
In order to start this workshop it is important that students already have a basis of didactics and teaching experience. The workshop starts with a short explanation about entrepreneurship in education. We strongly emphasize the breadth of the subject because entrepreneurship is often only associated with setting up a business, accounting, profit and loss.
Next, students in small groups are given the assignment to work out an entrepreneurial lesson on the basis of concrete material. We give students two materials that at first sight do not seem to have too much to do with each other. The purpose of this is precisely to challenge them to think creatively.
After this first design, we ask them to present their design to another group. The group that listens identifies the business opportunities they have heard and seen in the design. The presenting group complements unnoticed opportunities.
Afterwards, each group gets an additional assignment to look at. They have to look at the language development opportunities in their design. If they are not yet enterprising, they are also asked to make them enterprising. In this way we want students to experience that entrepreneurial teaching is not the same as project teaching. When carrying out a project you indeed have a lot of opportunities to work on the entrepreneurial skills, but also within individual lessons we can make enterprising and in all lessons there is language.
How can trash be used to create new plants? To experience the potentials of trash in a new setting.
Trash used to create new potatoes- and tomatoes
15 lessons plus a growing season of 3 months
Old potatoes, overripe tomatoes, containers, plant soil, old boards, nails, hammers, saws.
The students make germination boxes from old tins and take care of the germination of plants till they are ready to be replaced in plant containers made from trash wood. The students experiment with watering the plants and take care of them for 3 month or until they will be able to cook a nice soup from their own products. If they create a window in the container they can see, how potatoes develop.
Learn how to transform themes from an exhibition into a teaching material. The purpose is to challenge the students to see opportunities and new ways of teaching by using innovative approaches.
Eksperimentarium (museum), every place and everything you can think of in order to develop a new teaching material.
Based on the visit at the Experimentarium or similar museum, you must choose one of the themes from the exhibition.
Describe following exhibition and turn it into a teaching material for a chosen level of age (feel free to choose between all classes from 1st to 9th Grade)
Describe your teaching material, which could be a task, game, treasure hunt, project etc. Explain how this material efforts entrepreneurial thinking, what parts of the entrepreneurial process is this material focusing on, what age group it is made for, what subjects could be implemented when using this material, how do you set goals, how will this material encourage the teaching differentiation and other didactical issues of interest. In other words you have to write a teacher’s guide to the material you have made!
Make a lesson plan for specific subject(s) (choose what subject(s) you want to implement yourself). The teaching material you have made has to be implemented in the lesson plan. The lesson plan has to contain:
learning objects and goals (academic and/or social goals)
a specific key-stage-level
a specific theme
the teaching material you have made
description of the exercises
description of how the pupils are to work
description of how you would evaluate this lesson plan
Explain how this lesson plan teaches entrepreneurial skills e.g. by making use of given theoretical background knowledge about Social Entrepreneurship