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1 An Enterprise for the 21 st Century Initiative Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

2 Enterprise Skills Portfolio The Enterprise Skills Portfolio has been developed because of the importance that enterprise skills have in the lives of young people. It provides a process for students to document, assess and report their enterprise learning, to determine their qualities and areas to work on, and to plan for improvement.

3 Aims of the Professional Development The aims of this professional development session are to: Introduce the Enterprise Skills Portfolio. Explain its purpose and structure. Show you through the range of activities provided for students in the Portfolio. Ask you to think about how the principles of the Portfolio and the activities provided can be used by your students.

4 Purpose The purpose of the Enterprise Skills Portfolio is to support students to: Know and use the language of enterprise education. Develop enterprise attitudes and skills through learning contexts across the curriculum. Recognise and acknowledge the importance of enterprise skills. Provide a medium for documenting, assessing and reporting learning in enterprise education.

5 Focus The Enterprise Skills Portfolio is based on two principles of assessment: 1. Assessment for learning 2. Assessment of learning The focus of the Portfolio is on assessing for learning, with students taking the primary role in the assessment and reporting process.

6 Outline Personal Reflections Who am I? Provide a summary of your background. This could include information about your family, place of birth, significant things that happened to you, interests… My Qualities Record your qualities and examples from your life in this chart. Your Enterprise Skills Sharing the language of enterprise education Enterprise Skills Discovery Activity Portfolio Evidence Sample of Enterprise Learning Assessing Enterprise Learning Enterprise Skills Assessment Describing the Enterprise Attributes Documenting Enterprise Skills across Learning Areas Enterprise Skills Assessment Describing Your Enterprise Skills Demonstrating the Enterprise Skills Leadership Initiative and Drive Positive and Flexible Qualities Making Decisions and Solving Problems Planning and Organising Communicating and Negotiating Managing Resources and People Working Cooperatively Reviewing and Assessing Enterprise Skills Portfolio Name: Class: School: Enterprise Skills Portfolio Name: Class: School: Reporting Enterprise Learning Enterprise Skills Record Enterprise Skills Assessment Report on an Enterprise Learning Project Enterprise Qualities Report Early Years Student Self- assessment

7 The Enterprise Skills Story The Enterprise Skills Story is featured in the Enterprise Skills Portfolio. It has been designed to encourage students to consider the language of enterprise education and ways to demonstrate enterprise skills.

8 Enterprise Skills Portfolio Teachers Handbook Designed to support teachers in the teaching and learning process. The tools provided are intended to be adapted and improved to suit your own learning contexts. Feel free to copy them and change them.

9 Developing the student Enterprise Skills Portfolio The following resource provides a range of ideas and activities to support students to think about and develop their enterprise skills. A practical way to assist students to assemble and maintain these activities and the evidence they collect, is to provide each student with a folder. Each of the activities, information provided, and the evidence collected by students can be inserted into the folder as part of documenting the process of student learning.

10 1. Personal Reflections The purpose of this section is to begin the process of personal reflection and evaluation which is continued and developed throughout the Enterprise Skills Portfolio. The first two activities are designed to focus the attention of your students on themselves, their interests and their skills. Subsequent activities will focus more on their skills, specifically their enterprise skills.

11 Activity 1.1Who am I?

12 Activity 1.2My Qualities My QualitiesExamples of when I demonstrate this quality SociableI enjoy being with my friends and like meeting new people. CooperativeI like to work together and share with others. SportingIm good at sports such as football and swimming. Record your qualities and examples from your life in this chart. Some examples are included to help your thinking.

13 2. Your enterprise skills Provides a series of activities designed to assist students and teachers to understand and document the enterprise skills and students enterprise learning. The initial purpose of these activities is to acquaint students with the language of the enterprise skills, and for teachers and students to share this language through discussions and the activities that follow. Once students understand the language of the enterprise skills, they can then document their skills by providing evidence of their learning.

14 Activity 2.1 Sharing the Language of Enterprise Education Skills skills and qualities Describe each of the enterprise skills in your own words (e.g. describe what is meant by using initiative). Example Give an example for each of the enterprise skills. Using initiative Having drive Being creative Being innovative Being positive Flexibility Making decisions Solving problems Planning Organising Communicating Negotiating Managing This activity is designed as an exercise for students and teachers to discuss and share the language of enterprise education.

15 Activity 2.2Enterprise Skills Discovery Activity This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to think about and record their enterprise skills based on past activities they have been involved in. Skills Discovery Activity Your Enterprise Skills Portfolio gives you the opportunity to document and describe the skills you have and the many things that you have done. In order to help you build your Portfolio, complete the sections shown below listing the activities that you have been involved in, the skills you have developed and demonstrated through these activities, and the evidence you have to validate your skills. Your list of activities can include anything you may have done in the past that you think has helped you build your enterprise skills. Activities I have been involved inskills I developed and/or demonstrated from these activities Describe your skills using the enterprise attributes shown on the next page. Evidence I could get to prove I have these skills School Activities (academic) School Activities (extra-curricular) Activities Outside of School

16 Activity 2.3 Sample of Enterprise Learning. This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to include a sample (or samples) of their enterprise learning in their Enterprise Skills Portfolio.

17 Assessment of sample of work Once students have added their sample of enterprise learning, they are asked to do an assessment using the assessment grid below. What did you like about this work?What skills did you learn? What areas could you improve?What would you differently next time?

18 3. Demonstrating the Enterprise Skills The purpose of the activities in this section is to encourage students to think about their skills, attitudes and behaviours related to the enterprise skills, as part of a process of reflection and improvement. Students are asked to Select – Collect – Reflect Eight activities based on the enterprise attributes are provided. Two of these are shown following:

19 Enterprise Skills Story The activities in this section are built around the Enterprise Skills Story. It highlights the language of enterprise education. The posters can be printed and displayed in your classroom. The story presents each of the enterprise attributes and provides information to support students to reflect on and assess their own enterprise skills.

20 Activity 3.1Demonstrating Initiative and Drive The purpose of this activity is to promote initiative and drive among students, and to provide opportunities for students to recognise and document their initiative and drive qualities. INITIATIVE AND DRIVE Demonstrate initiative and drive Document the ways you demonstrate initiative and drive below Name:________________ Date:________________ Class: ________________ Select Identify and describe your initiative and drive experience. Collect Collect and record evidence of your initiative and drive. Evidence might include photos, certificates, flyers, posters, samples, letters of reference, memorabilia, evaluations, self evaluations, etc. Reflect Evaluate the importance of the skills of initiative and drive in your life. Write about what you learned about initiative and drive, who you learned it from, how you will use your skills in the future and why initiative and drive is important.

21 Activity 3.2 Demonstrating being Creative and Innovative The purpose of this activity is to promote skills in being creative and innovative among students, and to provide opportunities for students to recognise and document their creativity and innovation qualities. BEING POSITIVE AND FLEXIBLE Demonstrate being creative and innovative Document the ways you demonstrate being creative and innovative below Name:_______________ Date:_______________ Class: _______________ Select Identify and describe the ways you are creative and innovative. Collect Collect and your record evidence of being creative and innovative. Evidence might include photos, certificates, flyers, posters, samples, letters of reference, memorabilia, evaluations, self evaluations, etc. Reflect Evaluate the importance of being creative and innovative in your life. Write about what you learned about being creative and innovative, who you learned it from, how you will use your skills in the future and why being creative and innovative is important.

22 Think about … The Enterprise Skills Portfolio provides a separate activity for each of the enterprise skills. Although it is not necessary to complete all the activities, students should be encouraged to think about how they are performing in each of the areas. This is important because the assessment and reporting activities include all the enterprise skills.

23 4. Assessing Enterprise Learning This section provides a series of activities designed to assist students and teachers working together to assess the enterprise skills and students enterprise learning. They can be done in sequence or selected individually. They are intended to be changed and adapted to suit your needs.

24 Activity 4.1 Enterprise Skills Assessment The following task is designed for students to assess their own enterprise skills. Use the instructions to guide students through the task. Rating Scale: 1 = Im not like this2 = Sometimes Im like this3 = Im okay but not great at this 4 = Im good at this.5 = Im very good at this. Enterprise SkillsEnterprise skills and qualities Do these statements describe what you are like? Your evidence Describe what you have done. Your rating Friends rating Teachers rating Initiative I like to identify things that need to be done and get on with it. Drive I am an enthusiastic worker and like to see things are completed properly. Creative I am a creative thinker and often come up with interesting ideas to solve problems, or interesting ways of doing things. Innovative I like to think of new ways of doing things, and taking an idea and developing it. Positive I am a positive thinker who looks for ways to make things better. Flexible I can adapt my ways of thinking or doing things if changes are necessary. Making decisions I like to organise things and make decisions about what needs to be done. Solving problems Im good at solving problems, and think through the consequences of making decisions. Planning I like to work out what needs to be done and make a plan to follow. Organising I am an organiser who likes to organise people an events. Communicating I enjoy presenting in public and can make interesting presentations. Negotiating I can negotiate with others what needs to be done, and settle solutions to problems.

25 Activity 4.5 Describing Your Enterprise Skills This activity is designed to support students to recognise, document and assess their enterprise skills. Students provide an example of how they have demonstrated each of the enterprise attributes, and assess themselves using the rating scale below. Finally, they are asked to make a comment about their self-assessment rating. AttributeSkills examplesYour Assessment Showing initiative and drive This attribute describes a student who: sets directions for own learning demonstrates independence and initiative has the drive to achieve personal and community goals. Provide an example of when you demonstrated this enterprise skill.Use the Rating Scale below to assess your level of skill. Provide a rating (1 to 5) and a comment about what this means to you. Being creative and innovative This attribute describes a student who: uses creative thinking and strategies identifies interactions and issues that require solutions applies lateral thinking and innovative solutions to issues and problems. Provide an example of when you demonstrated this enterprise skill.Use the Rating Scale below to assess your level of skill. Provide a rating (1 to 5) and a comment about what this means to you. Being positive and flexible This attribute describes a student who: shows motivation, commitment and enthusiasm for learning demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in learning situations is optimistic and confident in new learning situations. Provide an example of when you demonstrated this enterprise skill.Use the Rating Scale below to assess your level of skill. Provide a rating (1 to 5) and a comment about what this means to you.

26 5. Reporting Enterprise Learning This section presents a range of approaches to assessing and reporting the enterprise skills. You may copy and adapt them to suit your own needs. It is not intended that you use all of them, but select the ones that suit you best.

27 Sharing the responsibility It is intended that the assessment and reporting process is a participatory one, with you and the student sharing the responsibility for reviewing and assessing their work, and students having a central role in the assessment and reporting process. Think about how you would use Group Work and Discussion to support students to demonstrate enterprise skills through these activities.

28 5.1 Enterprise Skills Assessment The following Enterprise Skills Assessment is a framework for assessing and reporting students enterprise skills. The format provides the opportunity for both students and teachers to rate the enterprise skills. CriteriaNot too good so far Needs to improveDoing wellVery strong Using initiative and drive I dont usually show initiative and drive. I only show initiative with support, and require assistance to complete tasks. I take initiative at times, but may not always follow through tasks to completion. I always take initiative and have the drive and commitment to do what needs to be done. Student Teacher Being creative and innovative I do not demonstrate creative or innovative thinking. I require support to demonstrate creative or innovative thinking. I effectively use creative and innovative strategies. I use highly creative and innovative approaches to thinking and learning. Student Teacher Being positive and flexible I am not usually positive in learning situations, and do not easily adapt to new contexts. I am positive at times, but require support to maintain a positive approach and to adapt to new situations. I am positive and usually adapt to new learning contexts. I am very positive and adaptable in learning situations. Student Teacher Making decisions and solving problems I lack effective decision- making and problem-solving skills. I demonstrate decision- making and problem-solving skills when supported. I use effective decision- making and problem-solving skills in most situations. I display highly developed decision-making and problem-solving skills. Student Teacher

29 5.2 Report on an Enterprise Learning Project The following report format is designed for students to complete an assessment and report on an enterprise project they have completed. Name of Project Summary of Project Attributes Describe the Learning demonstrated 1234Comment Using initiative and drive Being creative and innovative Being positive and flexible Making decisions and solving problems Planning and organising Communicating and negotiating Managing resources and people Working cooperatively Reviewing and assessing

30 5.3 Enterprise Skills Report A simple report that can be used by student and/or teacher. Name: Class: Tick the response that applies best to you: 1. An enthusiastic worker and likes to see things are completed properly. Always Sometimes Never 2. A creative thinker and often comes up with interesting ideas to solve problems or interesting ways of doing things. Always Sometimes Never 3. A positive thinker who looks for ways to make things better. Always Sometimes Never 4. Can adapt approaches to thinking or doing things if changes are necessary. Always Sometimes Never 5. Likes to organise things and make decisions about what needs to be done. Always Sometimes Never 6. Good at solving problems, and thinks through the consequences of making decisions. Always Sometimes Never 7. Presents well in public and can make interesting presentations. Always Sometimes Never 8. Negotiates with others what needs to be done, and settles solutions to problems. Always Sometimes Never 9. Enjoys working in a group and works well with other people. Always Sometimes Never 10. Has the skills to evaluate the results of their work and the actions they have taken. Always Sometimes Never

31 Constructing an Enterprise Learning Report The final activity in the Enterprise Skills Portfolio is designed for students to construct their own enterprise report. The purpose of this activity is to engage students with the process of assessment and reporting of their enterprise learning, and to enhance their understanding of the language of enterprise education.

32 5.4 Constructing an Enterprise Learning Report Now that you have had experience of the assessment and reporting of enterprise skills, you can try to construct you own enterprise report. This exercise will help you to better understand the language of enterprise education, appreciate the process of assessment and reporting, and further support your enterprise learning. Step 1 What skills or aspects of learning do you want to report on? The enterprise report formats shown in Activities 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 are based on the enterprise skills. You may wish to use these, or some of these, or make your own list of skills and/or aspects of learning you wish to report on. Step 2 Describe each of the identified skills or aspects of learning. Once you have identified your list of the skills or aspects of learning that will be the focus of your report, you need to describe each of those you have listed. Step 3 Determine your assessment criteria. Determine your assessment criteria as you did for Activity 5.2. Step 4 Make your assessment matrix. Make an assessment matrix using one of the formats shown following, or make up another format of your own.

33 Try it yourself Use the activity sheets in the Enterprise Skills Portfolio to construct your own Enterprise Learning Report.

34 Think about … How can you use these principles and activities to support enterprise learning in your classroom?


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