A statement supporting the development of skills required by entrepreneurs, based on the experiences of Junior Achievement Slovakia.
Purpose and process
Educators must help entrepreneurs master a variety of skills that will come into play. Students must have effective skills to perform market research as well as communication and writing skills to market products. They must understand information technology and various other forms of technology that enable enterprises to run more efficiently.
- Build a range of enterprising skills necessary to play an effective part in an enterprise including running a successful mini-company;
- Use entrepreneurial learning contexts to practise communication - speaking, listening, reading and writing - ICT and numeracy skills;
- Understand how IT systems and other technologies are used to help run enterprises.
Curricular or thematic relevance
Could be used to enrich most subject areas, including STEM.
How to organise:
Skills development can take place in any context.
Assessment and evaluation approaches
Feedback is required by teachers to help the learners improve their skills.
Activities aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills can be enhanced by the involvement of business mentors and/or entrepreneurs who are able to set challenging tasks for students which require them to use specific skills and subsequently to give them feedback on their performance.
, Junior Achievement Slovakia Slovakia
helper do TM detail body (June 6th, 1st half)
Students frequently ask me what kind of an enterprise to start. My answer is always that they have to decide on that, I can only help them improve their skills for them to be able to answer their own questions. This method is a good example of doing that.