This MOOC's aim is to train and empower teachers in fostering the sense of initiative and the entrepreneurial mind-set of their students by developing innovative and creative attitudes and skills

The sense of initiative and entrepreneurship is the ability to turn ideas into action through creativity, innovation, and risk-taking as well as the ability to plan and manage projects. It is a key competence that can be developed through any school subject, from primary to secondary and beyond. It does not necessarily involve a specific school subject. Rather, it requires a way of teaching in which experiential learning and project work have the main role.

This MOOC has been designed with the intention to provide concrete examples for the practical implementation of the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp). Each module consists of several videos, illustrating lesson plans, teaching activities, or possible resources that could enable teachers, and educators to strengthen entrepreneurial skills in their students.

We challenge you to use these resources in your classrooms and nurture your students’ desire to solve problems creatively and to take on opportunities in any social context.

We will be using a variety of online tools and social media to communicate with each other and engage in discussions. Share your ideas about the topic using #entreprecourse. This MOOC will also offer an online community forum for exchange and peer learning.

This course will help you to:

  • Understand the importance of fostering a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-set in students and pupils;
  • Explore the different aspects that entrepreneurial learning covers, and the different areas of applicability (from personal development to active participation in society, to entering or re-entering the job market to starting new professional or personal ventures);   
  • Engage in experiential learning and project work; 
  • Learn how to prepare students to enter the job market, and how to provide them with the social and entrepreneurial skills needed;
  • Become familiar with challenge-based learning, by engaging students and pupils to learn while facing real-life problems and situations; 
  • Learn how to bridge the world of education and the one of work. 

The creation of this MOOC has been facilitated by the I-LINC project. I-LINC aims to empower students and young people through creating solutions for boosting their employability and entrepreneurship skills.  

List of modules

Course Introduction Start date
27/02/17
Module 1: Engaging students through entrepreneurship education Start date
27/02/17
Module 2: Enabling students to take the future in their hands Start date
06/03/17
Module 3: Making good use of resources Start date
13/03/17
Module 4: Achieving goals by putting plans into action Start date
20/03/17
To enroll in this course you first have to register as a user on the European Schoolnet Academy platform. To register, please click the button below.

Start date

Monday 27 February 2017

Duration

The course will run for 5 weeks, with a total of 4 modules (one module per week) and an extra grace week at the end of the course. The workload estimated is 3 hours per week.

Target audience

The course is targeted at primary and secondary school teachers of any subject. VET and further education teachers may also benefit from the course, as well as actors involved in students’ career decision.

Certification

You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course. All badges can be exported to the Mozilla Badge Backpack.

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