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Pedagogical Entrepreneurship Method

A method used by a Norwegian upper secondary school for building a school-wide culture of innovation.

Purpose and process

This approach is a first step to strengthening students' creativity and to helping them become more dynamic. First, the teachers are trained in entrepreneurial methods and techniques for increasing cooperation. Then, the students are trained to think in a more cross-disciplinary manner in order to develop a more holistic view of their learning. Next, they are trained to develop entrepreneurial skills through participation in real challenges set by the local community; drama and acting are used in order to help them become used to working in new and unfamiliar arenas. The school believes that: "The learning starts when the students have developed the necessary entrepreneurial skills."

Learning outcomes

Students can:

  • Develop entrepreneurial attitudes, skills and capabilities, including creative thinking. 
  • Improve their ability to achieve national curriculum learning outcomes across a range of subjects by understanding how they are applicable in different contexts.

Curricular or thematic relevance

The method fully addresses and fits with the Norwegian national curriculum

How to organise:

Training for teachers and students would take place on an extra-curricular basis but with the intention that the learning is to be embedded/applied in timetabled lessons.

Assessment and evaluation approaches

Assessment processes are fully integrated throughout this method; in addition, the enterprise challenges must be achieved to the satisfaction of the local community.

Volunteer involvement

The local community supplies the enterprise challenges undertaken by the students.

Provider country

Norway

Has been provided by school:

Drammen Upper Secondary School

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    Oldo Vaňous
05.03.2014

This seems to be an interesting concept addressing an important area. I would welcome additional details about the process .

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This seems to be an interesting concept addressing an important area. I would welcome additional details about the process .

Oldo Vaňous 05.03.2014

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