OPPORTUNITIES The current financial crisis has been described.as “one of the greatest teachable moments that’s ever happened…” EDUCATION Entrepreneurship EDUCATION gives students an opportunity to… Employabilty Personal finances Character, attitude, leadership, values, solidarity Economic Growth Lifestyle Not everyone needs to become an entrepreneur to benefit from entrepreneurship education, but all members of society need to be more entrepreneurial.
What? Entrepreneurial behaviours and mindsets. Self confidence, leadership. Creativity, Innovation, ability to think “out of the box”, to solve problems. Managing complexity and unpredictibility. Basic business and management skills. Opportunity identification. Negotiations skills. Building relationships, networks, social capital.
How? Interactive, learning centred. Multi-disciplinary programmes (case studies, simulations, games, competitions). Extensive use of visual, multimedia and digital tools. Learning by doing. Mentoring and coaching. Interaction with entrepreneurs.
Who? Students. Teachers and school administrators. Professors, trainers. Business people and leaders. Entrepreneurs. Mentors, coaches, advisors.
Where? Home. Formal school system. (at all levels, across all discipline, compulsory and electives courses) Informal System. (after school activities, training institutions, government agencies, work place, life long learning)
Young people have a right to entrepreneurship education. Every individual has the right to be exposed to ownership concepts, to the possibility of ownership, and to the habits of thought that lead to wealth creation. Mariotti (2005)