Entrepreneurship Education

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Entrepreneurship Education

.. is thus about life-wide as well as lifelong competence development.
Source: Enabling Teachers as a Critical Success Factor 1.1

..It should develop both general competences, e.g. self-confidence, adaptability, risk-assessment, creativity, and specific business skills and knowledge, It should no longer be just an extra-curricular activity, but instead be embedded in the curriculum across all educational levels/types.

To move entrepreneurship education from being an extra-curricular 'add-on' to an integral part of the curriculum involves:

  • changes in teaching methods: greater use of experiential learning and a new coach/moderator role for teachers which helps students to become more independent and to take the initiative in their education;
  • changes in the education context, which takes students out of the classroom into the local community and real businesses, and which establishes less hierarchical relationships within schools;

Source: Mini Companies in Secondary Education: Final Report of the Expert Group.  p III

“Entrepreneurship education is more than preparation on how to run a business. It is about how to develop the entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and knowledge which, in short, should enable a student to ‘turn ideas into action’. “
Source:  Entrepreneurship Education – A Guide for Educators