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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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JA Our City introduces students to the basics of financial literacy, the characteristics of cities, and how people and businesses in cities manage their money.

Students will explore zoning found within a city; the importance of money to a city, paying taxes, and how people use different methods to pay for goods and services. They also will explore how financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and news media contribute to the financial well-being of a city.

(In)formiamoci is a project for students who are in the last two years of secondary school. It is intended to help prepare young people for making the transition from school to university and/or work. It involves input from members of trade associations and other community organisations who share their life experiences with the students and encourage them to participate in role-play and mentoring activities.

An innovative social enterprise project, based on the potential of the region's 'Bicycle Tourism' sector; it was designed by an Italian school as a means of equipping young people at greatest risk of dropping out with entrepreneurial and employability skills.  It focuses on key issues to do with sustainable mobility: local marketing; the tourism business related to cycling; communication/media.

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 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 description of a training programme, 'Learning by Doing - Applied Economy' (APE), used by a Slovakian grammar school to provide their students with business, economic and financial education through practical experiences and skills development.
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 series of approaches taken by a Finnish secondary (high) school which enables their students to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills in a range of different contexts 'outside the classroom'. Students are involved with different partners such as Universities, local and international entrepreneurs and local residents.

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.

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