Teaching entrepreneurship in schools: experiential approach
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).
Teachers (secondary, vocational), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors, headteachers/principals/managers.
DAY 1. Sunday (only afternoon)
Presentation of the program
Getting to know each other
Welcome drink and dinner
DAY 2. Monday
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.
DAY 3. Tuesday
Contemporary business models, canvas business modelling, innovation practices, 5€ challenge.
Study visit in innovative company.
DAY 4. Wednesday
Lean start-up, creating, finding and pursuing business opportunities.
DAY 5. Thursday
Different approaches to market and users analysis.
Field work: users analysis.
Users data interpretation.
Challenges in teaching design thinking.
DAY 6. Friday
Conceptualisation, creating ideas, teaching creativity.
Teaching and practising elevator pitch, creative presentation of business ideas.
Key learning points, action plan, conclusion.
DAY 7. Saturday (only morning)
Planning follow up activities, dissemination and implementation of learning outcomes.
Discussing possibilities for future cooperation among participants.
scheduled sessions *
Sessions available on demand
Blanka Tacer, PhD in business administration and BSc of psychology, professionally focuses on work and organisational psychology and supports private and public companies in building and implementing their human resources management strategy. She works as a coach, trainer and consultant in the field of human resources development, organisational growth and knowledge management. She is well familiar with South East Europe markets. As a member of Work and organisational psychology section at Slovenian Psychological Association and a member of American Society for Training & Development she is in touch with the latest literature on adult learning.
Tine Nagy earned his doctoral degree in business administration at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Part of the studies he completed at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and in 2012 he defended his PhD thesis on User Driven Innovation. As a part of Entrepreneurship Department at Faculty of Management Koper he worked on different research projects (innovation in SMEs, design thinking, researchers’ patent activity, entrepreneurship, sustainable development), where he authored or co-authored various scientific papers.
Course fee: 490 €
Support for logistics and administrative arrangements: 150 €
Skupina Primera is HR consultancy based in Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Primera’s team is expert for simple and integrated solutions, with people in the centre of attention. On the individual level we are focused mainly on personal and professional development.
* Please consider that dedicated sessions and tailor made pro- grammes can be set for a minimum of five participants from the same organisation.
** All costs for attendance, travel and accommodation can be covered by an Erasmus+ KA1 grant. In case of several participants from the same organisation, a 100 € discount will be applied from the 6th participant onwards.
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