The YEDAC - Young Entrepreneurs Developing in Action- project is an EU-project focusing on developing young people’s entrepreneurial competences.
This project has developed models to integrate the entrepreneurial mindset into the subject matters and the daily teaching in European schools. The tools and models developed in the project have been tested by teachers and their pupils in schools all over Europe and used worldwide.
The workshops and activities provided in this toolkit could be integrated in Higher Education.
Specific goals related to the entrepreneurial learning process model:
- To explore together with your classmates and teacher, what an entrepreneur is, and what entrepreneurs do.
- To assess your own entrepreneurial competences with the self-assessment tool.
- To explore the theme you are going to work with.
- To collaborate with teachers and partners to get as many ideas as possible.
- To help each other pick the best idea.
- To plan the working process – how to realize your idea.
- To set individual learning goals for what you will learn in the process.
- To develop and produce your product or service or solution.
- To make a prototype and test it on a relevant target group.
- To present your product, service or solution for your classmates, teachers and maybe also to other partners.
- To get an overview over what you have learned in the subject matters and how you have improved your entrepreneurial competences.
It depends on the workshops and/or activities you decide to implement. There are activities for minutes or modules to be developed during weeks
The book or toolkit is about entrepreneurship and learning. It is a guide to help people through the process of getting a good idea and putting it into action. In other words, it is like acting like an entrepreneur and at the same time explore the subject matters.
Entrepreneurship is considered by YEDAC as an attitude or an approach to life and learning. It means that you have the will and the ability to influence on your own future and take responsibility for your own life and activities.
In this book the reader will find tools and a guideline on how to act an learn in a new way, where the person contribute with ideas and interests and make important decisions on how to bring these ideas to life.
The book is based on the entrepreneurial learning process model that illustrates how learning activities can be organised.
The process consists of three main phases: explore, develop and deliver. These steps are divided into workshops. A workshop is an intensive learning activities with a specific activities: entrepreneurship; real world themes; development of ideas; planning; production; presentation and evaluation.