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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.  

 

26 results

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

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 'stage-gate' model of entrepreneurship education developed by Dr Anne Kirketerp, External Associate Professor at Aarhus University, in 2011.

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 '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.
A project developed by a Finnish school which caters for students aged 6 to 16 years old. The school runs a regular Autumn Market for the local community, often on a Saturday as this is a good day for most families. It consists of different market stalls run competitively by groups of older students and has become a well-established and popular event in the local area.

A history-focused enterprise activity developed by a Finnish primary school which brings benefits to the whole school, parents and other members of the community.

A one-day event - a walk through the local village - is organised by student members of the school's history club who act as guides and also present short dramatic scenes along the route based on their research into historical facts about the area.

Job Orienteering is a Finnish idea in which students aged 11-15 must find their way to different workplaces in order to complete a series of work-based tasks. Not only do they gain a real experience of work but they also become more aware of the impact enterprise has on their local environment and community - AND they get to practise their orienteering skills!

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.
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.

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