Presentation on theme: "The Enterprise Skills Portfolio"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Enterprise Skills Portfolio An Enterprise for the 21st Century InitiativeDepartment 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 it’s 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 PurposeThe 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 FocusThe Enterprise Skills Portfolio is based on two principles of assessment:1. Assessment for learning2. Assessment of learningThe focus of the Portfolio is on assessing for learning, with students taking the primary role in the assessment and reporting process.
6 Outline Enterprise Skills Portfolio 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 QualitiesRecord your qualities and examples from your life in this chart.Your Enterprise SkillsSharing the language of enterprise educationEnterprise Skills Discovery ActivityPortfolio EvidenceSample of Enterprise LearningAssessing Enterprise LearningEnterprise Skills AssessmentDescribing the Enterprise AttributesDocumenting Enterprise Skills across Learning AreasDescribing Your Enterprise SkillsDemonstrating the Enterprise SkillsLeadershipInitiative and DrivePositive and Flexible QualitiesMaking Decisions and Solving ProblemsPlanning and OrganisingCommunicating and NegotiatingManaging Resources and PeopleWorking CooperativelyReviewing and AssessingEnterprise Skills PortfolioName:Class:School:Reporting Enterprise LearningEnterprise Skills RecordReport on an Enterprise Learning ProjectEnterprise Qualities ReportEarly Years’ Student Self-assessmentOutline
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 ReflectionsThe 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.
12 Activity 1.2 My QualitiesRecord your qualities and examples from your life in this chart. Some examples are included to help your thinking.My QualitiesExamples of when I demonstrate this qualitySociableI enjoy being with my friends and like meeting new people.CooperativeI like to work together and share with others.SportingI’m good at sports such as football and swimming.
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 This activity is designed as an exercise for students and teachers to discuss and share the language of enterprise education.Skillsskills and qualitiesDescribe each of the enterprise skills in your own words (e.g. describe what is meant by ‘using initiative’).ExampleGive an example for eachof the enterprise skills.Using initiativeHaving driveBeing creativeBeing innovativeBeing positiveFlexibilityMaking decisionsSolving problemsPlanningOrganisingCommunicatingNegotiatingManaging
15 Activity 2.2 Enterprise 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 ActivityYour 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 activitiesDescribe your skills using the enterprise attributes shown on the next page.Evidence I could get to prove I have these skillsSchool Activities(academic)(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 – ReflectEight 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 3.1 Demonstrating 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 DRIVEDemonstrate initiative and driveDocument the ways you demonstrate initiative and drive belowName: ________________Date: ________________Class: ________________SelectIdentify and describe your initiative and drive experience.CollectCollect and record evidence of your initiative and drive. Evidence might include photos, certificates, flyers, posters, samples, letters of reference, memorabilia, evaluations, self evaluations, etc.ReflectEvaluate 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 FLEXIBLEDemonstrate being creative and innovativeDocument the ways you demonstrate being creative and innovative belowName: _______________Date: _______________Class: _______________SelectIdentify and describe the ways you are creative and innovative.CollectCollect 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.ReflectEvaluate 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 = I’m not like this 2 = Sometimes I’m like this 3 = I’m okay but not great at this4 = I’m good at this. 5 = I’m very good at this.Enterprise SkillsEnterprise skills and qualitiesDo these statements describe what you are like?Your evidenceDescribe what you have done.YourratingFriend’sTeacher’sInitiativeI like to identify things that need to be done and get on with it.DriveI am an enthusiastic worker and like to see things are completed properly.CreativeI am a creative thinker and often come up with interesting ideas to solve problems, or interesting ways of doing things.InnovativeI like to think of new ways of doing things, and taking an idea and developing it.PositiveI am a positive thinker who looks for ways to make things better.FlexibleI can adapt my ways of thinking or doing things if changes are necessary.Making decisionsI like to organise things and make decisions about what needs to be done.Solving problemsI’m good at solving problems, and think through the consequences of making decisions.PlanningI like to work out what needs to be done and make a plan to follow.OrganisingI am an organiser who likes to organise people an events.CommunicatingI enjoy presenting in public and can make interesting presentations.NegotiatingI 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 AssessmentShowing initiative and driveThis attribute describes a student who:sets directions for own learningdemonstrates independence and initiativehas 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 innovativeThis attribute describes a student who:uses creative thinking and strategiesidentifies interactions and issues that require solutionsapplies 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 flexibleshows motivation, commitment and enthusiasm for learningdemonstrates flexibility and adaptability in learning situationsis optimistic and confident in new learning situations.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 farNeeds to improveDoing wellVery strongUsing initiative and driveI don’t 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.StudentTeacherBeing creative and innovativeI 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.Being positive and flexibleI 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.Making decisions and solving problemsI 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.
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 ProjectSummary of ProjectAttributesDescribe the Learning demonstrated1234CommentUsing initiative and driveBeing creative and innovativeBeing positive and flexibleMaking decisions and solving problemsPlanning and organisingCommunicating and negotiatingManaging resources and peopleWorking cooperativelyReviewing 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 Never2. A creative thinker and often comes up with interesting ideas to solve problems or interesting ways of doing things.3. A positive thinker who looks for ways to make things better.4. Can adapt approaches to thinking or doing things if changes are necessary.5. Likes to organise things and make decisions about what needs to be done.6. Good at solving problems, and thinks through the consequences of making decisions.7. Presents well in public and can make interesting presentations.8. Negotiates with others what needs to be done, and settles solutions to problems.9. Enjoys working in a group and works well with other people.10. Has the skills to evaluate the results of their work and the actions they have taken.
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 yourselfUse 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?