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Goal/Purpose

After this training course, participants (teachers/university students) should be able to

  1. Reflect on and understand how creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial competencies are put into practice in an educational context.
  2. 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.
  3. Gather and make use of feedback on the idea from potential users and external actors.
  4. Implement the idea
  5. Evaluate the implementation process

Duration

It can be used for a few sessions or over a longer period of time.

Material

Handbook (in German)

https://www.dkjs.de/fileadmin/Redaktion/Dokumente/themen/Jugend_Zukunft/Entrepreneur_Teaching_DKJS_2014.pdf

Description

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’.

Purpose/goal:

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.

Duration:

16 lessons

Materials:

Eksperimentarium (museum), every place and everything you can think of in order to develop a new teaching material.

Description:

Based on the visit at the Experimentarium or similar museum, you must choose one of the themes from the exhibition.

  1. 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)
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  1. Explain how this lesson plan teaches entrepreneurial skills e.g. by making use of given theoretical background knowledge about Social Entrepreneurship
  2. Write 6-10 pages each group

Language:

Danish and english