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Dr. Karen Drage Associate Professor Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL
Entrepreneur Minor Committee at Eastern Illinois University National Business Education Association Entrepreneur Standards Taskforce Courses on methodology for teaching entrepreneurship Presentations on the methodology of teaching entrepreneurship
Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Teaching Resources to Promote Transition from the Classroom to the Conference Room Business Education Forum February 2011 Linked In To Learning CD NCBEA
Economy Fundamental component of economic growth Small business entrepreneurial ventures represent 99.7% of all employers and 97% of all U.S. exporters (sba, 2006).
Youth interested in starting own business Tweens (8- to12-years old)=39% Teens (13- to 17-years old)=39% Young adults (18- to 24-years old)=41%
Personally know an entrepreneur have strongest interest 46% compared to 31% Youth that know an entrepreneur Tweens (8- to12-years old)=58% Teens (13- to 17-years old)=59% Young adults (18-to 24-years old)=66% entrepreneurship-survey-2010.aspx entrepreneurship-survey-2010.aspx
Reasons for wanting to be an entrepreneur Use skills and abilities =92% Build something for future=89% Be own boss=87% Earn lots of money=85% See ideas realized=81%
Pique interest in entrepreneurship Prepare them to run their own business
Most youth believe: If they work hard They can successfully start their own business.
Preparing the Next Generation Various levels Elementary level Create awareness Middle- and high-school level Develop business start-up skills School-based Enterprises Post Secondary Start their own business
Entrepreneurship is a mindset American education fails to develop natural impulses Creativity and Innovation Think Outside the Box
Problem-, Project-, and Challenge-Based Learning Defined Problem-based learning components Open-ended problems Collaborative group Facilitator Case studies most popular Entrepreneurs in Action
Project-based Learning Extended student directed inquiry process Structured around complex, authentic questions, and tasks Junk Box Wars Activity Library wars/ wars/
Challenged-based learning Students work with peers, teachers, and experts Ask good questions Develop deep subject-matter knowledge Accept and solve problems Take actions Share experiences
Entrepreneur Education Experts Community Chamber of Commerce SBA.gov SBA.gov Banks
Technology Facebook Blogs Edublogs Wiki Wikispaces School Web sites iMovies on YouTube
Examples in the News Elementary & Middle School businesses-thrive-at-trep-marketplace businesses-thrive-at-trep-marketplace High School & Post Secondary nterprises/sreclasses.html nterprises/sreclasses.html students-run-businesses-profits-go-to-charity/ students-run-businesses-profits-go-to-charity/
Highly visual and interactive environments Go venture Lemonade Stand Lavamind
After School Programs Previous Project (elementary level) Current Project (tweens) Plan and Deliver Program for At Risk Youths Partner Business Solution Center at EIU Teen Reach Center Facebook page
Entrepreneurship is a fundamental component of economic growth. Entrepreneur education requires a non-traditional approach. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but the skills learned through entrepreneur education can be used to succeed in life.