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The Big 13 - Enterprise entitlement through the curriculum

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.

Purpose and process

To enable students to identify and develop their enterprising attitudes, skills and capabilities through a process of 'learning by doing', recording and reflecting on their strengths and areas for further development. Developed in partnership with teachers, it has a range of tried and tested methodologies for introducing, recording and reflecting on the range of skills. The resource provides practical and adaptable examples that will support teachers to understand and embed enterprise capabilities into their classroom, learning conversations and practice.

Learning outcomes

Students can:

  • Develop enterprise attitudes, skills and capabilities, including teamwork, product and service design, risk assessment, ethical decision-making.

Teachers can:

  • Build understanding of how to embed enterprise into their classroom, learning conversations and practice.

Curricular or thematic relevance

The resource includes practical examples that can be adapted for embedding enterprise into individual subjects, cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

How to organise:

Activities based on the attitudes, skills and capabilities set can be fully integrated into timetabled lessons across the curriculum and built into wider events run both during suspended timetable time and on an extra-curricular basis.

Assessment and evaluation approaches

Evaluation is built into the enterprise process and the resource has a range of tried and tested methodologies for recording and reflecting on the range of skills and capabilities demonstrated. The plan-do-revew approach encourages students to go beyond the 'doing' to enable them to identify different capabilities.

Volunteer involvement

The use of this resource can be enhanced by the involvement of employer/self-employed partners who can reiterate the importance of developing enterprise attitudes, skills and capabilities, and provide role models and examples of their use in different jobs/businesses.

Additional comments

In the generic plan-do-review approach to enterprise learning, often the focus is on 'doing'. Young people need to understand and progress in the different capabilities developed through the enterprise activity. Identifying appropriate enterprise learning outcomes, and challenging pupils to improve in these areas is critical if children and young people are to move beyond the bun baking/car washing impression of classroom enterprise.

Developed skillfully, students learning explicitly about their own enterprise capability can transform a young person's view of themselves.

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United Kingdom

Files for download:

RR-The-Big-13-2011update-2.pdf / 29201kB

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    Oldo Vaňous
05.03.2014

This tool seems to be very good. It is a pity the description does not provide additional details of the process of learning by doing referred to in the article.

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This tool seems to be very good. It is a pity the description does not provide additional details of the process of learning by doing referred to in the article.

Oldo Vaňous 05.03.2014

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