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Purpose

  • To provide practical ideas, how children and youth can be taught entrepreneurship at schools.

Material:

https://www.rokiskiosc.lt/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/verslumo_metodika-1.pdf

Duration:

Depends on a chosen idea, some suggested ideas are for the lesson (45 minutes), others can take a whole year.

Description

A methodology adapted to the needs of regions as an integral part of creatively entrepreneurship in both formal and non-formal education in grades 5-11 ,although many ideas can be applicable in primary level and/or Higher Education Institutions with Initial Primary Teacher Education.

Languages

English, Lithuanian, Russian.

Purpose

  • To understand how entrepreneurship education can be implemented in a primary level by analysing and applying Aflatoun program direcly with primary children (f.e. during internship)
  • To understand how entrepreneurship and related themes can be taught for youth and adolescents (16-24+), the ideas can be applied in initial teacher training.
  • To analyse the report on evidence-based strategies for the social and economic empowerment of children and youth in order to get a better understanding of particular entrepreneurship related themes.

Materials

There’s a lot you can find on organization’s website:

The EIPTE project considers, that most applicable for Initial Primary Teacher Education would be the following resources, provided by the organization:

  1. Aflatoun‘s core programme which focuses on children of primary school age (6-14), available at: https://www.aflatoun.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Aflatoun_English_sample.pdf
  2. The AflaYouth, which curriculum aims to improve income-generation abilities for vulnerable young women and men (aged 16-24+) across geographies. It is suited to easily be adaptable in all contexts. It enables young people to gain access to training, support, mentoring and on- and offline learning during their transitions into the formal labour market or entrepreneurship.
  3. The report „Exploring The Social And Economic Empowerment Of Children And Youth. Six Evidence Based Strategies“: https://www.aflatoun.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Exploring-the-social-and-economic-empowerment-of-children-and-youth-OnlineVersion.pdf

Duration

Depends on a chosen program.

Description

  1. Aflatoun’s core programme focuses on children of primary school age, because new attitudes and behaviours are most easily absorbed during this time. It is a fundamental period in personal development, where literacy, numeracy and basic skills become ingrained and part of everyday life. Our curricula can be used within formal primary education, but for those without access to schools we have developed the Non-Formal Education manual.
  2.  The AflaYouth curriculum aims to improve income-generation abilities for vulnerable young women and men (aged 16-24+) in all of Aflatoun’s regions. A programme model for Social and Financial Skills (SFS), Employability and Entrepreneurship skills, suited to easily be adaptable to all contexts. It enables young people to gain access to training, support, mentoring and learning on- and off-line during their transitions into the formal labour market or entrepreneurship.

Social and Financial Skills (SFS) program covers the following transferable skills:

Self-awareness • Judge & identify one’s strengths and weaknesses • Show tolerance • Cope with stress and frustration • Overcoming Obstacles • Feel empathy • Building confidence and motivation • Regulate saving and spending • Plan and budget • Manage financial options • Differentiate between needs and wants.

Employability program covers the following transferable skills:

Communicate constructively • Teamwork and cooperation • Setting goals • Critical thinking • Decision making • Anticipating challenges • Negotiation and persuasion • Flexibility • Seeking and making use of guidance • Gaining, processing and assimilating new knowledge

Entrepreneurship  program covers the following transferable skills:

Identifying opportunities • Sense of initiative • Creativity and innovation • Problem-solving • Leadership • Risk-assessment • Planning and managing projects • Ability to prioritise • Building on prior experience and knowledge.Studies have shown the positive impact that a combination of social, financial and livelihoods education, along with access to appropriate financial services can have on young people. Girls and young women take leadership opportunities, young people become active citizens, children stay in education or training, and young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are strengthened. The key factors are the individual’s confidence, their capabilities to manage their economic circumstances, and their access to the right kind of financial and educational services. This report is about helping young people take control, to self-determine, and to achieve their goals. To enhance children’s social agency and financial health resulting in greater empowerment six evidence-based strategies are examined. These translate into specific recommendations for national policy makers, private sector entities, educators, international agencies and civil society/NGOs. The success of these solutions requires that children and youth are involved in all stages of their design, implementation and evaluation.

Languages

English and other languages (varies depending from the country). Through a strong network of 345 partners and 38 governments, the organisation reaches 10.5 million children and young people each year in 108 countries.

Purpose

  • to develop Entrepreneurship Competence of future teachers;
  • to become familiar with tools, prepared by other in-service teachers or other interested parties for different education levels (including primary school and Higher Education);
  • to create and to share tools in the provided platform.

Material

https://www.tesguide.eu/

https://www.tesguide.eu/default.aspx

Duration

Depends on a particular tool.

Description

TES is one of the largest entrepreneurship education initiatives in Europe, co-funded by the European Commission through the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). It aims at supporting teachers’ professional development in applying the entrepreneurial learning in several subjects and learning environments (primary, secondary, upper secondary and vocational schools). As teachers are playing a leading role in the implementation and evolution of entrepreneurial learning: thousands of good tools and methods for entrepreneurial learning are used in European schools every day. The Virtual Guide constitutes the first attempt to systematize them with over 100 tools and methods included in the first edition, but it aims to further grow and to become an increasingly important go-to place for entrepreneurial teachers in search of good ideas and examples. In order to achieve such a goal, we need your help to broaden the variety of tools and methods presented in the guide. If you have developed experiences, best practices or new ideas share them by filling the form provided on the website. The Virtual Guide provides 33 tools for lower primary and 55 for higher primary levels, and 48 tools for Initial Teacher Education.

Languages

English

Purpose/goal

  • To enrich experience of Initial Teacher Education students on how Entrepreneurship Education activities for primary students can be developed.
  • To work directly in the classroom with primary students or integrate the platform into subjects’ lessons.

Material

http://www.pinigenai.lt/

Duration

The platform provides lots of opportunities for games, so duration can vary depending on needs.

Description

“Pinigėnai” is a fun, educational game for children aged 5-9 and young people. "Pinigėnai" helps to introduce children to the most important principles of earning and spending money and to explain their value in a fun and interesting way. This website and the tasks on it are designed to help teach children how to handle money properly. In addition, most tasks can be a great basis for conversations and discussions with children about money and decisions related to real-life situations. “Pinigėnai” is a Lithuanian version of the educational game Moneyville, created by the Danske Bank Group in cooperation with experienced experts. “Pinigėnai” is part of Danske Bank's financial literacy program to develop basic financial skills for children and young people. The “Pinigėnai” website can be used by anyone. Since the game was launched in 2008, within three years users have registered more than 575 thousand times on the website of the game "Pinigėnai" and the total number of logins was approaching 2.5 million. In eight countries, the game attracted more than 5.3 million users, who logged in 20 million times and spent 90 million minutes in the game. Lithuanian game “Pinigėnai” and it’s version in other languages – Moneyville, has iPad and Android apps available too.

Language(s)

Pinigėnai is awailable only in Lithanian

For other than Lithuanian language users: http://www.moneyville.co.uk/laerer-about-pengeby Moneyville – English, Irish,  Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Estonian, Finish.

Purpose/goal

  • To share the EntreComp framework.
  • To share a definition of entrepreneurship as a competence, with the aim to raise consensus among all stakeholders and to establish a bridge between the worlds of education and work.

Duration

Just reading the paper could take aroun 4 hours.

This paper could be worked autonomously or work in teams.

The learner could read it guided by the lecturer or work it using different methosologies.

There is not a fixed time as it depends on the number of questions proposed.

Material

See: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305991942_Bacigalupo_M_Kampylis_P_Punie_Y_Van_den_Brande_G_2016_EntreComp_The_Entrepreneurship_Competence_Framework_Luxembourg_Publication_Office_of_the_European_Union_EUR_27939_EN

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Description

Abstract

The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States. Ten years ago, the European Commission identified sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as one of the 8 key competences necessary for a knowledge-based society. The EntreComp framework presented in this report proposes a shared definition of entrepreneurship as a competence, with the aim to raise consensus among all stakeholders and to establish a bridge between the worlds of education and work. Developed through a mixed-methods approach, the EntreComp framework is set to become a reference de facto for any initiative aiming to foster entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens. It consists of 3 interrelated and interconnected competence areas: ‘Ideas and opportunities’, ‘Resources’ and ‘Into action’. Each of the areas is made up of 5 competences, which, together, constitute the building blocks of entrepreneurship as a competence. The framework develops the 15 competences along an 8-level progression model and proposes a comprehensive list of 442 learning outcomes. The framework can be used as a basis for the development of curricula and learning activities fostering entrepreneurship as a competence. Also, it can be used for the definition of parameters to assess learners’ and citizens’ entrepreneurial competences.

Language(s)

English

Purpose/goal

Seeing the relationship between language teaching and entrepreneurial education
Teaching language in an entrepreneurial way

Duration

Workshop of 2 hours

Material

Concrete materials such as lego blocks, vegetables and fruit, bathroom products, work utensils and socks

Description

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.

Purpose/goal

To look for people eager to lead projects that bring change in and out of their organizations.

Duration

It is a hands-on, practical and exciting training that lasts for 16 weeks.

Material

See: http://www.creaction.es/en/home

Description

Creaction! is an online training platform developed by the University of Deusto to foster entrepreneurial skills. It is a journey that starts when someone invites you to join it. There are different roles: 

  • Travelers are those who join the journey once they receive an invitation from their Guide. Although there are individual exercises, the journey is designed to be made simultaneously in a group. 
  • Guide is the person who invites travelers to join Creaction! This person has previously completed the journey. He or she will shake and motivate the travelers during their adventure and will keep track the traveler's work. 
  • Hosts are experts from the University of Deusto who have created the Creaction! Methodology. They will help guides in their tasks as journey shakers. 

The journey concludes with a final project that will make the change either in or out your organization. The topic of the projects can be either defined by the Guide or by the same traveler.

Creaction! has a clear practical approach, and the best sample of this is that to conclude the journey, each traveler has to share his or her project following the Design For Change methodology.

Language(s)

  • English
  • Basque
  • Spanish

Purpose/goal

  • To develop creativity and innovation.
  • To generate new ideas (mainly educational resources).
  • To design and develop new educational products (resources) using a different kind of materials, in a very creative way, and taking into account the resources provided in the profile. 
  • To share (and identify) new, unknown or innovative educational resources.
  • To reflect on the use of everyday material for the design of educational resources.

Duration

It will always depends on the use you make of the different resources that the profile provides.

Material

See: https://www.instagram.com/recursosaula/?hl=es

In case you have problems to access the account, please go to Instagram to "recursoaula"

Description

This is an instagram profile that shares with anyone who ask for it different resources: sentences, books, videos, other educational profiles, posters, infographics, activities, TIC tools and techniques among others.

You can find original and innovative educational resources made by teachers, educators, pre-service teachers and/or students using all kind of materials and fabrics.

Lnguage (s)

Spanish. In any case, many of the resources are presented through images in which the language is not an impediment.

Purpose/goal

  • To develop new ideas or thoughts - regardless of the task/problem.
  • The same process that leads to radical innovation will also enhance self-esteem and thus the joy of participation by the individual human. Therefore, the Creative Platform can both be used for innovation, development of job satisfaction through higher self-esteem and in any situation where new thoughts or ideas are needed. 
  • The Creative Platform can be used for teaching creativity, creative teaching in all subjects from primary school to PhD level, developing self-esteem, generation and development of ideas for new products, services, organizational setups, marketing plans, what to do in the weekend, where to go for holiday or any other context where a new idea or thought is needed in a group.

Duration

It depends on the modules and/or activities you decide to implement. There are activities for minutes or modules to be developed during weeks.

Material

The Creative Platform (University of Aalborg)

Other related links:

CECI Youtube channel.

CECI issuu

Description

The Creative Platform is a paradigm for unlimited application of knowledge in processes. It is practiced by a creative process in groups. Through the creative process humans develops an ability to be themselves - thus freeing them from limitations of disciplinary (academic/professional), social or cultural character.

The basic element of a creative process is the idea. An idea is a unique situation-specific representation of knowledge - and the process consists of ideas - on ideas - on ideas until the solution in the form of a product, project, procedure, an appointment, idea concept, a professional understanding or course of action is a reality.

The Creative Platform is an approach for teaching creativity and/or running creative processes. It is the idea of an ideal mental workplace for interdisciplinary, inter-social and intercultural groups. On the platform it is possible for professionals from all kinds of disciplines and cultural backgrounds to unlimited apply their knowledge for solving a common task/problem. Therefore The Creative Platform is a learning environment, where people apply their knowledge unlimitedly to create new knowledge constructions in terms of ideas for products, services or new perspectives on their thinking.

As a didactic approach the creative platform forms a shift in paradigm compared to most didactic approaches. While the core in traditional didactic approaches is about reflecting experiences or literature, the core in The Creative Platform is about engaging in the experience of creatively creating something together with other people. This notion builds on the premise that only through total engagement it is possible to let go of the dominating patterns of thinking that are bound by disciplines, social structures and cultural traditions.

Examples of application ranges from organizational development, product/service development, teaching creativity at all levels of education, creative teaching at all levels of education, cross disciplinary work, self-esteem development and much more. In the video below you can see an introduction to The Creative Platform.

6-PHASE MODEL

The process on The Creative Platform and the work done on it always follow the same phases - no matter what the purpose might be:

1. Preparation for facilitating the process, composition of participants, physical frames and writing down a minute-by-minute program of the process
2. The Red Carpet is a ritual in which participants get onto The Creative Platform and have the motivation, concentration and confidence to engage in the process
3. The problem/task is presented briefly and without professional/academic input of any kind
4. Idea development is where knowledge is applied unlimited in a creative generation and development of solutions for the problem/task

5. Professional/academic input is brought into the process when we have found a direction/an idea that we want to develop further
6. The Blue Carpet is a ritual in which participants are taken down from The Creative Platform and will be prepared for the ordinary world again

3D CASES

The process includes a number of 3D cases from the 3D Didactic. These exercises provide a change in behavior and thinking of the participants needed on The Creative Platform. The 3D cases are context independent. A process consists of alternating 3D case - working on task/problem - 3D case - working on task/problem, and so on. Therefore, the 3D cases are only used to create a specific behavior and thinking that is needed for the following work on task/problem – a bit like a training before doing. You can read more about 3D didactic in by following the link "3D Didactic" in the menu on the right.

PRINCIPLES

The entire process of The Creative Platform including 3D cases, the work on task/problem, the 6-phase model and everything else - are uncompromisingly following four fundamental principles:

All have the same kind of thinking and behavior at all times (parallel thinking)
One should only focus on the task (task focus)
There should be no experience of judgement (no experienced judgement)
Stimulating the use of all kinds of knowledge (horizontal thinking)

BEFORE USING THE PLATFORM

It would be a good idea to familiarize yourself thoroughly with it before you start. A good idea is to experiment with using it in situations where you have only little at stake. The more confident you become about using it, the more your participants will understand, feel it and eventually get onto The Creative Platform. In the menu "The Creative Platform" under "What is it" (https://www.uka.aau.dk/The+Creative+Platform/What+is+The+Creative+Platform/) you will find videos and literature to read before you start using it. The Creative Platform uses the 3D Didactic as an important part of the processes. It would be interesting to study this concept further. You can find more information on the 3D Didactic in the menu "3D Didactic" (https://www.uka.aau.dk/3D+Didactic/) .

There are process modules and tools for processes that are available in the menus "The Creative Platform" under:

* "Process modules": All processes (courses) on The Creative Platform are made by mixing standard modules in different ways. This means that one can make a course on creativity by mixing the modules in one way, an innovation process by mixing in a different way and a completely third mix can create a process for self-esteem development, and
* "Tools for processes": In the following you can find the tools needed for using The Creative Platform yourself. All materials are open source and you are allowed to print/copy as many as you would like for private/organizational use, however, you are not allowed to print/copy for sales.

See https://www.uka.aau.dk/The+Creative+Platform/

Language(s)

  • English
  • Danish

Purpose/goal

To generate innovative and creative ideas that focus its effectiveness on understanding and solving the real needs of users.

Duration

Depending on the way in which the process is structured, the challenge that has to be faced, the information that the participants have, the number of people that participate in the process and the time that is available, the design thinking methodology could be worked out in a practical way in a minimum of two days. In any case, it depends on different variables.

This toolkit for educators will act as a reference to deal with this methodology and guide the educator and students.

Material

Description

This tool is based on the idea that "Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. It is believed that that kind of optimism is well needed in education".
This tool is also based on the fact that Design thinking is a creative process that helps you to design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The toolkit for educators provides you with instructions to explore Design Thinking and its 5 phases:

1. Discovery (empathize)
2. Interpretation (define)
3. Ideation (ideate)
4. Experimentation (prototype)
5. Evolution (test)

It is necessary to download the toolkit that contains: a workbook and the toolkit for educators. Click on the following link to download both resources.

You can download it in different languages.

Language(s)

English
Spanish
Portuguese
Czech
French
Korean