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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.  

 

15 results

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 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 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 '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.

A simple, creative process used in secondary school to start an entrepreneurial activity. “Idea dating” can help stimulate their creativity and communication skills

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 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.

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.

MY BS logo.jpgAn interactive classroom programme with a strong focus on social studies, reading and writing, which is designed to help lower secondary students learn about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship .

 

A project designed initially for Business College students but easily adaptable to support entrepreneurship in other educational settings. Students identify and invite an entrepreneur to be interviewed by them. They then present their own business ideas to the interviewee in order to gain feedback from an experienced business person

A model for understanding entrepreneurship education and progression, developed by The Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship, which seeks to overcome the lack of consistent research, the disagreements on the aim and the different paradigms in the field.

A paper describing the 'Rotherham Ready' model of entrepreneurship education and the journey taken in Rotherham to becoming 'The Most Enterprising Place in Britain' in 2010.

Two briefing papers entitled 'Enterprise and Transition' and 'The Power of Partnerships'; they include examples and case studies, based on the experiences of the 'Are You Ready?' organisation.

A set of enterprising attitudes, skills and capabilities that young people can develop through their enterprise learning and activity, together with practical methods and examples.


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