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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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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. 

 

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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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