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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.  

 

25 results

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.

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.

An account of how a Portuguese Commercial School makes use of an interdisciplinary Guide with its 3rd Year Commerce Technical vocational students. The Guide supports the students as they develop their Final Professional Aptitude Plan - Enterprise Plan at the end of their course (3 year, EU Level 4 vocational course).

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. 

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.
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.

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.

An account of how a Slovakian school supports its students in developing problem-solving skills and creative thinking.

A reflection on the value of simulation games focusing on running a virtual enterprise for developing entrepreneurial learning, based on the experiences of the Lewiatan Confederation (national organisation of Polish employers).

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.
Educational projects for students must necessarily be based on the strategy of educating, described by Goźlińska (1997) as: 'general goals, measures and methods prepared by teachers in order to gain best possible results, methods of interpretation of general educational goals and ways of implementing them'. This is a reflection on the purpose and structure of effective educational projects and how they can help to develop entrepreneurial skills in students of all ages.
The use of Role Play in teaching and learning contexts is a tried-and-tested, hugely powerful technique which consists of the playing out of individual roles in short, uncomplicated scenes known as 'communication situations'. Based on the experiences of practitioners in a Polish Junior High school, this is a reflection on the factors that make for effective 'role play' situations.
A statement supporting the importance of flexibility in entrepreneurial teaching and learning approaches, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.
A statement supporting the importance of the coaching role of teachers in enterprise activities, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.

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