Teaching Entrepreneurship in Schools: Experiential approach

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PROGRAMME SUMMARY
Project based learning structure of the course allows participants to practice product development and business modelling in order to experience how to teach basic entrepreneurship concepts. The course follows experiential learning including case studies, field work, thinking tools, interactive games and moderated discussions. The participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions of activities used along with teaching guidelines. We will recommend an interesting literature for further study. Key learning concepts include managing expectations of pupils about the entrepreneurship course, 5 € challenge, lean start-up, design thinking, prototyping, business modelling and planning.

OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the course is to prepare the participants to professionally lead an entrepreneurship course in a high or vocational school. By the end of the course participants will have a substantial understanding of tools for facilitating entrepreneurial skills among their students. They will get teaching guidelines for teaching core entrepreneurial competencies, including business modelling, design thinking and business planning. The specificities of different forms of entrepreneurship will be emphasised (i.e. social, women, technology, local and eco entrepreneurship).

METHODOLOGY
The course is designed as an interactive process with emphasis on establishing a mentor relationship between participants and trainers. It follows two-way communication process including discussions, interactive games, working in groups and pairs, presentations, case studies, thinking techniques and individual activities. The focus is on experiential learning and workshop approach. The participants will also receive a workbook with session’s summaries and descriptions of activities used. We will recommend them interesting literature for further study.

PROGRAMME DAY-BY-DAY
DAY 1
Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable, information about course venue.

- Icebreakers, personal learning & action plan, introduction to entrepreneurship.
- Managing pupils’ expectations about the entrepreneurship course, challenges of technology in entrepreneurship.
- How to include icebreakers into the entrepreneurship course.

Cultural evening.

DAY 2
- Contemporary business models, canvas business modelling, innovation practices, 5 € challenge.
- Study visit in innovative company.

DAY 3
- Lean start-up, creating, finding and pursuing business opportunities.
- Excursion.

DAY 4
- Different approaches to market and users analysis.
- Field work: users analysis.
- Users data interpretation.
- Challenges in teaching design thinking.

DAY 5
- Conceptualisation, creating ideas, teaching creativity.
- Prototyping.
- Teaching and practising elevator pitch, creative presentation of business ideas.
- Key learning points, action plan, conclusion.

DAY 6
- Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
- Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.

* Some changes in the programme are possible. The participants will receive the Informational Booklet a few weeks prior to the start of the course.

Course organiser
Primera Courses
Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia


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From the 4th of July to the 8th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On July 4th , with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools, field work and business model development. During the training days the trainer highlighted the importance of learning by doing within education and training. In fact we learned that the experiential approach is fundamental for teaching entrepreneurship. Arranged in small groups we worked on a business project throughout the course; through a field work at Lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. Infact with in-depth field research we focused on customer needs and we created a prototype with blocks of Lego, to optimize the “user experience” carried out in Bled. As a final product we created a Model Business Canvas, a visual table with elements describing the value proposition of a service, the infrastructure, the customers and the financial side. This training course made me realize that teaching entrepreneurship gives students the tools to think creatively and to solve problems effectively.

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We worked on basic business concepts but mainly we experienced the whole process of developing an idea from the research phase to the implementation, in order to ensure that we will be able to use the same approach with our students. All sessions were structured in the same way, icebreaking activity, the subject itself and teamwork, informative but they have been delivered in a way that was engaging, memorable and clear.

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From the 4th of july to the 8th of july I have attended a ka1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On july 4th, with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools,field work and business model development. We worked on basic business concepts but mainly we experienced the whol process of developing an idea from the research phase to the implementation, in order to ensure that we will be able to use the same approach with our students. Through a field work at lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. All sessions are structured in the same way: icebreaking activity, the subject itself and teamwork, informative but delivered in a way that is engaging and clear.

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From 4th July to 8th July 2022, I attended, with other ten teachers from the Istituto Comprensivo Atri (TE), a structured KA1 Erasmus + Project course in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the “Skupina Primera”, located in the city center. The course was entitled “Teaching entrepreneurship in schools: an experiential approach”. On 4th July, with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training course on "Entrepreneurship", a permanent competence that identifies what are the elements that make people entrepreneurial and describes them to establish a common reference for initiatives concerning the entrepreneurial learning. The moment of the activity called "icebreaking", which opened the first work session and other lessons, was both an innovative way to get together with the group and a way to allow all the participants to practice their English Language fluency. The activities proposed during the first day of course proved to be useful for an in-depth study of the concept of Entrepreneurship, for an awareness of personal expectations regarding an Entrepreneurship Education and for a focus on the aspects that, consequently, were considered to be developed during the course. Thanks to the trainer of this course we deepened the methodology of "Learning by doing" creating, in the team, a business prototype. It was made with Lego bricks and was based on a "fieldwork" started during the visit to the lake and the castle of Bled (Slovenia) and on a consequent "brainstorming" work.

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From 4 July to 8 July 2022 I attended a training course in the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia), as part of the Erasmus KA1 project “Education on the move: let's turn ideas into action!”. The Course offered basic theories and laboratory activities. On July 4th, after the course, in the afternoon, we visited the city of Ljubljana. Throughout the duration of the course, the proposed activities illustrated innovative ways to implement an entrepreneurial methodology and allowed to practice the English language. The trainer of this course made us understand the importance of the concept of entrepreneurship, which can be applied in the performance of our profession. Entrepreneurship is important for education because it encourages student creativity, innovation, and responsibility, and also because it gives attention to the needs of other cultures. I have really appreciated the valuable information, the variety and creativity of the activities. The course was designed as an interactive process with an emphasis on establishing a mentor relationship between the participants and trainers. There were interactive games, work in groups and in pairs, presentations, case studies, thinking techniques and individual activities. The focus was on experiential learning and the workshop approach. On 6 th July we went to Lake of Bled to apply the concept of field work.

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From the 4th of July to the 8th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On July 4th , with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools, field work and business model development. During the training days the trainer highlighted the importance of learning by doing within education and training. In fact we learned that the experiential approach is fundamental for teaching entrepreneurship. Arranged in small groups we worked on a business project throughout the course; through a field work at Lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. Infact with in-depth field research we focused on customer needs and we created a prototype with blocks of Lego, to optimize the “user experience” carried out in Bled. As a final product we created a Model Business Canvas, a visual table with elements describing the value proposition of a service, the infrastructure, the customers and the financial side. This training course made me realize that teaching entrepreneurship gives students the tools to think creatively and to solve problems effectively.

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From the 4th of July to the 8th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On July 4th , with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools, field work and business model development. During the training days the trainer highlighted the importance of learning by doing within education and training. In fact we learned that the experiential approach is fundamental for teaching entrepreneurship. Arranged in small groups we worked on a business project throughout the course; through a field work at Lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. Infact with in-depth field research we focused on customer needs and we created a prototype with blocks of Lego, to optimize the “user experience” carried out in Bled. As a final product we created a Model Business Canvas, a visual table with elements describing the value proposition of a service, the infrastructure, the customers and the financial side. This training course made me realize that teaching entrepreneurship gives students the tools to think creatively and to solve problems effectively.

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From the 4th of July to the 8th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On July 4th , with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools, field work and business model development. During the training days the trainer highlighted the importance of learning by doing within education and training. In fact we learned that the experiential approach is fundamental for teaching entrepreneurship. Arranged in small groups we worked on a business project throughout the course; through a field work at Lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. Infact with in-depth field research we focused on customer needs and we created a prototype with blocks of Lego, to optimize the “user experience” carried out in Bled. As a final product we created a Model Business Canvas, a visual table with elements describing the value proposition of a service, the infrastructure, the customers and the financial side. This training course made me realize that teaching entrepreneurship gives students the tools to think creatively and to solve problems effectively.

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From the 4th of July to the 8th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute, in Ljubljana in Slovenia at Skupina Primera located in the city centre. The Course Provider offered us an experiential approach to teaching entrepreneurship through workshop activities and the programme on which we worked, will help us to promote the entrepreneurial culture in the classroom. On July 4th , with our trainer Tine Nagy, we started our training on entrepreneurship based on the development of ideas, practical methods and tools, field work and business model development. During the training days the trainer highlighted the importance of learning by doing within education and training. In fact we learned that the experiential approach is fundamental for teaching entrepreneurship. Arranged in small groups we worked on a business project throughout the course; through a field work at Lake Bled we have turned our design ideas into reality. Infact with in-depth field research we focused on customer needs and we created a prototype with blocks of Lego, to optimize the “user experience” carried out in Bled.As a final product we created a Model Business Canvas, a visual table with elements describing the value proposition of a service, the infrastructure, the customers and the financial side. This training course made me realize that teaching entrepreneurship gives students the tools to think creatively and to solve problems effectively.

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From the 3th of July to the 9th of July I have attended a KA1 Erasmus+ structured course with other 10 teachers of the Atri Comprehensive Institute. The training programme took place in Lubiana, which is the capital of Slovenia. For the duration of the entire course, all the proposed activities both illustrated innovative ways to implement an entrepreneurship methodology and allowed to practice the English language. The trainers of this course were able to make us understand that EntreComp describes entrepreneurship as a lifelong competence, identifies what are the elements that make a person entrepreneurial and describes them to establish a common reference for initiatives that relate to entrepreneurial learning. Thanks to he trainers of this course we deepened the methodology of "Learning by doing" creating, in the team, a business prototype that turned out to be, at the same time, a "learning enterprise". Working in small groups we created a Model Business Canvas, a strategic management tool to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea or concept. The trainers have made me reflect on how to educate my students about entrepreneurship as a lifelong competence.They opened my eyes even more to the extent to which students and the world can benefit from it. Entrepreneurship is important for education because it encourages student creativity, innovation, and responsibility, and also because it gives attention to the needs of other cultures. I have really appreciated the valuable information, the variety and creativity of the activities. This training encouraged me to implement initiatives based on community needs to help the students to solve real-world problems and to see that they can analyze situations, change, turn ideas into action and create new realities.

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In these days of intense work in close contact with colleagues I have consolidated the concept that collaboration and teamwork are the solid foundations of human and professional growth. You don't go anywhere on your own and experiences of this type confirm this. I also understood the importance of stimulating the initiative of learners, encouraging them to be resourceful and not give up in the face of difficulties.

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