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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

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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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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. 

 

Economics reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of an economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to consumer issues, such as saving, investing, and taxation.

Be Entrepreneurial challenges students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. The program provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to productive, contributing members of society.

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 way of familiarising students with the principles of the business environment and the social entrepreneurial environment developed by a high school in Romania. Students run a business in the social services sector which is aimed at creating financial support for classmates who present a high risk of dropping out of school.

A description of a 'progression ladder' of accredited qualifications focusing on social enterprise and featuring a 'hands-on' approach. They have been developed by the Real Ideas organisation (RIO) in the UK but have potential for use in many other countries.

A 'production line' simulation designed to develop students' efficiency and raise awareness of quality control.

(In)formiamoci is a project for students who are in the last two years of secondary school. It is intended to help prepare young people for making the transition from school to university and/or work. It involves input from members of trade associations and other community organisations who share their life experiences with the students and encourage them to participate in role-play and mentoring activities.

An innovative social enterprise project, based on the potential of the region's 'Bicycle Tourism' sector; it was designed by an Italian school as a means of equipping young people at greatest risk of dropping out with entrepreneurial and employability skills.  It focuses on key issues to do with sustainable mobility: local marketing; the tourism business related to cycling; communication/media.

An overview by a UK college (for students aged 11-18) of how they forge sustainable community partnerships and deliver enterpreneurship education in the context of their Surf Academy programme.

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 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 project developed by a Finnish city-centre secondary school to improve their relationship with a local shopping centre. Through systematically working with lower secondary students to remove negative behaviour in the shopping centre such as smoking and annoying customers, teachers have managed to generate greater understanding and positive attitudes on both sides, and have forged a genuine, long-lasting partnership.
A description of a training programme, 'Learning by Doing - Applied Economy' (APE), used by a Slovakian grammar school to provide their students with business, economic and financial education through practical experiences and skills development.

An observation on the different methods used for entrepreneurial learning projects and the extent to which they are stimulating for students, based on the experience of a Polish school.

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