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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.  

 

23 results

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.

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 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.

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. 

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 '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.

A reflection on the value of simulation games focusing on running a virtual enterprise for developing entrepreneurial learning, based on the experiences of the Lewiatan Confederation (national organisation of Polish employers).

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.
A statement supporting the importance of flexibility in entrepreneurial teaching and learning approaches, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.
A statement supporting the importance of the coaching role of teachers in enterprise activities, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.
A statement supporting the development of skills required by entrepreneurs, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.

When running entrepreneurial learning courses, educators often focus more on results than a student's understanding of the concepts. A reflection on results-oriented learning based on the experience of Junior Achievement Slovakia.


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