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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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Exploring Economics uses hands-on activities to explain complex economic concepts such as supply and demand, inflation, and the production, distribution and consumption of goods. It gives insight into the effect governments and individuals have on the global economy— and on the price of a loaf of bread.

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.

Titan allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. The students' success depends on decisions about their product's price and their company's marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect a company's bottom line.

Personal Finance explores the fundamental elements of personal finances: earnings, saving and investing, budgeting, credit, risk management, and giving. Students apply these elements to a personal financial plan that allows them to set specific goals for their lifelong financial needs and desired quality of life.

A German educational programme focusing on the development of enterpreneurship skills in young people with a view to encouraging them to consider establishing and running their own businesses. It is coordinated throughout the country by the JUNIOR Central Office team who provide continuous support for participants as they run their companies. JUNIOR is open to students from year 9 upwards at all secondary and vocational schools.

The Intel® Learn Program has brought the future within reach for more than a million young people in communities around the world where there is limited access to technology in homes and schools. Through participation in this informal education programme, designed to take place after school, students learn the skills necessary to work and compete in the increasingly knowledge-based economy of the 21st Century.

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.

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.

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 initiative linked to the Finnish version of pre-16 work experience known as 'On-the-Job Training'. All Finnish students aged 13-16 complete a 2-week placement in a real workplace; however, in this approach, they work in and for one of the businesses founded by young people through participation in JA-YE's 'Company Programme'.

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

A resource for schools and colleges devised by JA-YE Norway, Creative Cards consists of a set of 54 cards which contain a range of ideas and exercises focusing on problem-solving and offering inspiration for collaboration and creative thinking.

An interactive classroom programme, launched in 1919, Company Programme offers an opportunity for older students to learn how to take a business idea from concept to reality. It's the perfect preparation for working life!

Also known as Creativity Camps or 24-hour Camps, Innovation Camps are a means of bringing students together to address and find solutions to a specific business challenge. They are the perfect way to educate and motivate key players such as teachers and business people about how to encourage entrereneurship in the classroom.
logo.jpgA programme designed to give post-secondary students and young adults the experience of running their own company and at the same time to enable them to recognise how their talents could be used to set up in business for themselves.

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