Articles

Entrepreneurship360 background paper 16 March 15

Going back to the definitions of entrepreneurship in education and presenting the academic research's state of the art, and ongoing debates about entrepreneurial education, this report sets the theoretical background to Entrepreneurship360.

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Dare entrepreneurial education be entrepreneurial? 9 March 15

Innovation and daring is at the heart of the entrepreneurial mind-set. Ivan Diego discuss the disruptive potential it has when applied to education and how society could benefit from it.

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The winner takes it all… 2 March 15

Catherine Brentnall from Ready Unlimited questions the wisdom of the ubiquitous competition element of entrepreneurial education.

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Onwards and Upwards? 8 January 15

Catherine Brentnall explores the issue of progression and draws on lessons from mainstream education that could inform the practice of entrepreneurial educators.

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Teachers and education specialists gathered in Potsdam to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in European schools 23 December 14

The first week of November 2014, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission (EC) organized the Entrepreneurship360 Capacity Building Seminar (CBS) in Potsdam (Germany) on promoting entrepreneurial education in primary, secondary and vocational education and training institutions.

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Whose entrepreneurial learning is it anyway? 22 December 14

Catherine Brentnall from Ready Unlimited explores the potential of co-production to transform the design and delivery of entrepreneurial learning and culture.

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Hopping off the social entrepeneurship bandwagon 22 December 14

Boy-scouts, social entrepreneurship, employability and education : let's explore the absurdity of entrepreneurial education if it is not backed up by a strong social, honest, status-quo defying agenda.

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Entrepreneurial education: Life Adjustment for the 21st century? 2 December 14

Reflecting on the evolution of education throughout the 20th century and its "Life Adjustment Movement" Ivan Diego tells us about what the purpose of entrepreneurship education could be and the pitfall it entails. A provocative warning on a politically detached, amoral entrepreneurship education and its excesses when it only advocates for individual improvement and self-enterprising.

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Swiss-army-knives and inquisition 1 December 14

Reforming education into being more entrepreneurial is deep process that runs through all aspects of education, encountering resistance and defiance. Ivan Diego (Valnalon) tells us more about the importance of widening the definition of entrepreneurial learning and how teachers are making it clear, provided we listen to them at local level.

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Enterprise for All? A View from England.... 17 November 14

Catherin Brentnall from Ready unlimited gives us her insight on entrepreneurial education in the UK. She explores how the aftermath of the financial crisis and its subsequent budgetary cuts hampered the develpment of the field.

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Call for Case studies, Results 23 June 14

The April call for case studies received a high number of interesting applications. After deliberating on the criteria to be used for assessing the quality of the applications, the jury selected 20 of them that display the most interesting features

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Call for proposal: an overview of the applicants and the jury 11 May 14

At the beginning of April, Entrepreneurship360 launched a call toward European schools and VET institutions with the goal of gathering as many examples of good practice, institutional strategies and partnerships aiming at nurturing the entrepreneurial mind-set. The call received 104 applications from 20 countries (European and non-European) showing inspiring and innovative concepts.

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Shooting for the Moon : Good Practices in Local Youth Entrepreneurship Support 1 April 09

In the framework of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance this handbook presents a criteria list of good practice that can be read as a ‘tool’ to self-assess and re-orient current strategies, structures and practices in youth entrepreneurship support.

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Initiatives

Internatsschule Hansenberg

Since it came into existence in 2003, the programme BIRCH has set the newly created school in a course of constant innovation and involvement in entrepreneurial education. Through constant networking and seizing opportunities, this entrepreneurial school engages with innovation and business oriented competitions.

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Alakylä Koulu

Throughout the whole curriculum, visits of companies, museums, city halls and other local community actors are organised by teachers each year. These visits are deeply linked with the in class learning by illustrating knowledge with real life applications in all fields

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Academy of Lille

An example of regional cooperation to bring together students, teachers and local actors in a one day event designed to develop creativity and raise awareness on the entrepreneurial mind-set

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Deltion College

Deltion College is a vocational school in Zwolle (The Netherlands). It offers education to 13,000 students (youth and adults) and it employs around 1,100 people. Deltion offers a challenging environment for students, staff and partners. Our core values are reliability, transparency and social responsibility. We provide all the education and skills required so that each individual achieves its full potential and will become - and remain – ready for the current labour market.

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Anatolia College

Through the Company Programme, and the creation of its RevoRootion student company, the school promotes individual responsibility and nurture a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Private non-profit educational institution with a history extending over 125 years, addressing all levels of education, Anatolia college aims to provide highest quality education, cultivate high personal ethical values, and a sense of obligation to society.

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The Municipality of Söderhamn

Söderhamn focuses on the desired entrepreneurial development in education from preprimary to higher education by starting Drivkraft Söderhamn (2005 – 2011 in project form, since 2011 within the regular school development organization).

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Landesberufsschulen Murau

Landesberufsschulen Murau is one of Styria's VET schools. Together with the teachers and the school’s partners from industry, they develop the competences needed by their students for a professional career. Through the ESP programme, students gain knowledge and skills in multiple areas (planning, management, accounting and marketing). In this way, Murau school achieve the highest quality in vocational education and training.

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School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (ESE-IPVC)

ESE-IPVC is committed to dynamic, innovative and creative methodologies in the teaching/learning processes and therefore decided to design and implement the project. Its main goal is to foster social appropriation of entrepreneurial culture in children with a component of teacher training.

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Evangelisches Ratsgymnasium

The ARTemis-Schüler-GmbH project is a students‘ enterprise in “Evangelisches Ratsgymnasium“, a school offering higher secondary education in the city of Erfurt, East Germany, run by the Protestant Church with almost 600 students between 11 and 19 years of age.

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Highfurlong

Highfurlong is a co-educational community special school for pupils 3-19 with a wide range of special educational needs. Students follow personalized learning pathways. Enterprise learning is embedded in the curriculum, per-sonalized learning is promoted to encourage pupils to participate in a wide range of enterprise activities during the year, such as the Enterprise Weeks in November and May.

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KTA Lier

KTA Lier exists for more than 30 years. The project, “practice firm”, was started in 2011, as the government issued a new competence framework for student to fulfill in order to graduate.

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Landesgymnasium for gifted children Schwäbisch Gmünd

As there is no compulsory economics class in secondary education; pupils can leave the school without having a good basic economic and entrepreneurial education. Aiming at filling this gap and responding to students’ interest in economy, the school decided to launch a series of entrepreneurial education activities and to create an economy and business track at the school.

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Lenné-Gesamtschule Potsdam

Lenné-Potsdam has an elaborated career orientated concept which is coordinated, reflected and developed further through the subject “Economics, Work, Technology”. With high involvement of partners, job centre, external companies, and also the parents, the school develops appropriate biographical work, as well as practical approaches in the form of student-companies which can be counted with the compulsory full-time activities.

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Peetri Basic School

One of the goals of Peetri Basic School is to develop students´ collaboration skills. During the year 2013-2014, the students organised a performance contest similar to Eurovision.

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San Jose de Calasanz Ikastetxea

San José de Calasanz is a vocational training centre founded in 1969 and located in Santurtzi, municipality of about 50,000 inhabitants on the left bank of the Nervion River, one of the most populated areas of Metropolitan Bilbao in the Basque Country. We have been training students from 0-65 years for 45 years.

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Transport Academy

The aim of the school is to develop natural gifts and strengths such as diligence, creativity and entrepreneurial skills as well as strategic partnership with future employers, non-profit sector, parents and industry partners to promote entrepreneurship and link theoretical education with vocational training so that our graduates are ready to enter the labour market and start their future career with any further difficulties.

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Veljko Drobnjakovic - Project

Veljko Drobnjakovic, which foundation goes back from 1803 to 1962 when it got its current name, is a small school in the Risan area of 183 students and 26 employees. The school is actively involved in a pilot project called SEECEL from year 2010 and since then it successfully implements entrepreneurial outcomes with instructional goals every day.

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Veljko Drobnjakovic - School

Veljko Drobnjakovic, which foundation goes back from 1803 to 1962 when it got its current name, is a small school in the Risan area of 183 students and 26 employees. The school is actively involved in a pilot project called SEECEL from year 2010 and since then it successfully implements entrepreneurial outcomes with instructional goals every day.

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Valnalon

Valnalon was the first public-funded Business Centre in the Asturia region. It started operations in 1987 in the premises of an old steelworks factory as part of the region’s transition into the post-industrial era. It is a regional government agency in charge of promoting entrepreneurship.

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Valnalon - EMC

Valnalon was the first public-funded Business Centre in the Asturia region. It started operations in 1987 in the premises of an old steelworks factory as part of the region’s transition into the post-industrial era. It is a regional government agency in charge of promoting entrepreneurship.

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University of Turku

YVI Project (2010-14) was a national project for promoting entrepreneurship education in vocational and academic teacher education in Finland. YVI Project had four focus areas in developing entrepreneurship education: pedagogics in vocational and academic teacher education; networks and co-operation; YVI learning environment for entrepreneurship education; and strategies and curricula in entrepreneurship education. In addition, a multidisciplinary research group was gathered within the project.

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Friesland College

Friesland College is a Regional Training Centre (ROC) for secondary vocational education (VET) and adult education. At Friesland College education begins in practice.

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The InnoOmnia Hub

With extensive, up to date campuses and learning environments Omnia increases the attraction of vocational education. Omnia utilizes versatile teaching methods: social media, entrepreneurial coaching & camps, extended work based learning periods etc. The focus is shifting from teaching to coaching. Omnia aims at empowering students to take responsibility of themselves, each other and their environment.

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Östra real and Sjödal

The educational department in our municipality also started to think how to work with entrepreneurship since the Strategy for entrepreneurship and the national curriculums now stipulated this. Due to this we started a project to find out how to work with entrepreneurship from ages 6-19.

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Ready Unlimited

Ready Unlimited is a social enterprise that provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to support teachers to strengthen and embed enterprising and entrepreneurial teaching, learning and culture in education.

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Technical Institute “Enzo Ferruccio Corinaldesi

Technical Institute “Enzo Ferruccio Corinaldesi, according with Education Ministry rules, since 2006, promotes the entrepreneurship with projects that take place both during the hours of curricular lesson that in other times, and continue even after the end of the school year.

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Thoresby Primary School

Thoresby Primary School Hull is one of many Hull primary schools to have benefited from local government support of, and investment in, a wide enterprise education scheme.

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