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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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Job Shadow prepares students to be entrepreneurial thinkers in their approach to work. In-class sessions prepare students for a visit to a professional work environment, where they will face a series of challenges administered by their workplace hosts. Students learn how to research career opportunities and the skills needed to land and keep their dream job.

Pupils are introduced to different regions and types of geography such as cities, towns, rural areas, seaside, landlocked areas, etc. In this in-depth and action packed programme, students role-play business ownership, produce a product using different methods of production, look at the costs associated with running a business, create product advertisements, and take charge of their own businesses to make a profit! It demonstrates why different types of business may establish in different regions and how government has a role as decision maker, tax collector, arbitrator and provider of services.

More than Money is a Junior Achievement programme consisting of 6 sessions for students from grade 3 to 5. Developed in partnership with HSBC, it covers earning, spending, sharing and saving money. It also explains about businesses that students can start or jobs they can perform in order to earn money.

A simple 'stage-gate' process comprising four steps - 'Feel-Imagine-Do-Share' - which can add value to enterpreneurial learning activities and is promoted by Design for Change (DFC), a worldwide initiative aimed at giving children the opportunity to express and act on their ideas for a better world.

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

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 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.
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.


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