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Welcome to the search area for tools and methods!

We have collected examples from 90 schools in several European countries. You can search by four different criteria:

  • At which age level you teach
  • The different subjects and activities you are interested in
  • Teaching issues you want to look into
  • How to strenghten different skills and competences among the students

More will come, and you can help by sharing your best practice.

When you have selected a tool or method, there is an option to review the tool. We encourage you to share your opinion or view. This will help us develop the virtual guide, and give important feedback to your colleagues all over Europe.  

 

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Do you want your students to understand financial statements without needing to become an accountant? Dolearnfinance.com is a FREE, innovative, web-based resource providing all the materials and modelling applications needed to learn financial skills and produce financial projections for school projects and live businesses.

HP Life

HP LIFE e-Learning is a free, cloud-based online training program that helps aspiring and current entrepreneurs create or build their own businesses. Part of HP Living Progress –the company’s vision for creating a better future for everyone through its actions and innovations – HP LIFE e-Learning enables people to gain the business and IT skills that help create jobs and stimulate economic growth.   

Deployed on HP Helion, learners have access to 25 modular courses in seven languages, including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, a wide range of supporting online resources to deepen the learning experience and certification for successfully completed courses.

HP LIFE e-Learning is accessed directly by self-paced learners and is used by educators, trainers and mentors to enrich their curriculum or the services they offer to their students - as homework, as the basis for participatory learning, or for 1:1 mentoring. HP LIFE e-Learning is also used by small business centers as a way to prepare clients for a counseling session or as a follow up assignment to further their understanding. 

 

Entrepreneur Scan (E-Scan) gives an instant online insight into the entrepreneurial skills and aptitude of students.

Based on Dr. Martijn Driessen's scientific research, this entrepreneur test identifies the strongest and weakest enterprising skills of anyone. Each student receive a PDF page with his/her results (the 1 page summary of the test can be added to a business plan for example). The tool is well rated and considered very useful by both students and teachers.

More than 500,000 people took the E-Scan. With the 360 degrees feedback feature, up to 3 people may comment on the E-Scan of an individual student. This gives extensive feedback on how others see students' entrepreneurial profiles and uncovers blindspots.

A practical, step-by-step approach used by a Norwegian upper secondary school for helping their students to be as innovative and imaginative as possible when selling their business ideas to important potential stakeholders.

Based on the experiences of a Cypriot Lyceum, 'Live training' describes a teaching method aimed at moving away from traditional teacher-student frameworks and standards such as: "I teach, you learn... I act, you imitate!" which eventually ends up as: "I'll tell you what to do, so that you won't do it wrongly!" It is about teaching based on continuous interaction with students.

E-Basics, which stands for Entrepreneurship Basics, is a starter toolkit containing modular, self-paced learning on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, set out in an 'easy to use and learn' format. 

During an Ideation Workshop, students learn to understand the mindset of an entrepreneur and gain hands-on experience of the innovation process. The complex literature on entrepreneurship and innovation has been carefully condensed into an interactive curriculum that allows young people to take charge of their own learning. By the end of the Workshop, teams will have found innovative solutions to a social problem and created a tangible prototype from their ideas.

An approach to teacher professional development through the use of work experience placements in different companies.

A 'stage-gate' model of entrepreneurship education developed by Dr Anne Kirketerp, External Associate Professor at Aarhus University, in 2011.

A process/stage-gate model, developed collaboratively by a Danish primary teacher and a teacher trainer, which is based on design thinking and user-focus.  

The process involves four separate stages (FIRE means 'four' in Danish). It was developed specifically for schools, and for learning situations where learning a subject with concepts, for example, is the core focus.

A reflection, based on the experiences of staff at a Polish teacher training centre, on the value of using simulation games and role play situations in entrepreneurial learning. Suggestions are given for how to design effective simulations and what to consider when using them with students. 

An account of how a Slovakian school uses the development of a student-run company to build awareness of entrepreneurship and business literacy - and bring benefits for the school community.

A project run annually by a Slovakian school for students in their final year of study. Students have to produce a business plan to show how much they know and understand about running an enterprise.

A didactic model for teachers in any sector of education; the Circle of Innovation describes the four phases involved in the development of new tools. It is based on design thinking and can help teachers and learning material designers organize and structure complex entrepreneurial learning.

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A simulation, or 'imitation of reality', is a 'didactic game' designed to help learners improve a chosen range of skills, apply practical knowledge in 'real' situations, safely make mistakes in an exercise model and learn from them. Based on the experiences of practitioners in a Polish secondary school, this is a reflection on 'simulations' which offers practical advice for those interested in designing and using them as a means of developing students' entrepreneurship and enterprise skills.

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