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.
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.