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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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JA Our City introduces students to the basics of financial literacy, the characteristics of cities, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money.

Students will explore zoning found within a city; the importance of money to a city, paying taxes, and how people use different methods to pay for goods and services. They also will explore how financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and news media contribute to the financial well-being of a city.

When we are very young, enjoying stories is a great way to understand and cope with the bustling and sometimes scary adult world around us. In this programme early years student begin to learn about the world of work and take the first steps in understanding the importance of saving, earning, decision making and teamwork.Ourselves introduces young children to the economic roles of individuals. Compelling stories read by a volunteer and hands-on activities teach students about helping, working, and earning and saving money. Ourselves is a series of five activities recommended for students in kindergarten.

family_311479k.jpgOur Families introduces students to entrepreneurship and how family members' jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family. We all know what we want. But what do we really need? If you were marooned on a desert island without your mum, dad and relatives an iPad might suddenly not seem so important.

 

A regional Enterprise Challenge competition designed for primary school pupils and students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) which includes presenting ideas at a Dragon's Den event.

A simple 'stage-gate' process comprising four steps - 'Feel-Imagine-Do-Share' - which can add value to enterpreneurial learning activities and is promoted by Design for Change (DFC), a worldwide initiative aimed at giving children the opportunity to express and act on their ideas for a better world.

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 list of 13 transferable 'life skills' which pupils and teachers can use to provide a common language for discussion of entrepreneurial activity and to audit skills.

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 'Mental Map', also known as a 'map of thoughts', a 'brain map' or a 'concept map', is basically a graphic presentation of human thoughts and simple associations connected with a certain topic. This is a guide on how to use Mental Maps effectively as a tool for teaching and learning.

Two resources used by a secondary school with older pupils in partner primary schools:

  1. The KS2 Enterprise Menu - a selection of curriculum-based enterprise workshops;
  2. The KS2 Enterprise Recipe Book - a collection of lesson plans based on the Menu workshops so that primary teachers can run the activities back at school.
A 'game' is a tried-and-tested strategy for teaching students about a particular topic and/or helping them to develop and practice skills in a 'fun' situation. It helps to build an element of competition into their learning experience, often promoting engagement, motivation and ultimately a sense of achievement. Based on the experiences of practitioners in a Polish secondary school, some practical advice is offered regarding the use of 'games' in teaching and learning situations.

Information on the Finnish national network for enterpreneurship education which connects together 19 regional YES centres and the services of JA-YE Finland.

A very easy-to-use 'test' for both teachers and students to check how 'entrepreneurial' they are.

A resource to enable teachers to evaluate their own enterprise teaching performance. It is a research-based measurement tool which provides systematic feedback as well as useful tips for developing more effective practice.

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