Teaching Entrepreneurship in Schools: Experiential approach

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

- 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.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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08.08.2022 > 13.08.2022
Register before 25.07.2022
07.11.2022 > 12.11.2022
Register before 24.10.2022

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