After a Year of Practice, What Have We Gained?

After a year of school-based practice, Ednovators has distilled 5 tips for promoting entrepreneurial education that can serve as a valuable reference.

1. Developing a proper understanding of the curriculum for cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit

Many individuals mistakenly believe that courses on entrepreneurial and innovative spirit solely aim to train students to start businesses, overlooking the significance of cultivating personal qualities. This misunderstanding may stem from a lack of understanding of the course’s objectives, thereby hindering its effectiveness in promoting the curriculum.

2. Mastering the core characteristics of entrepreneurial education

Many teachers focus solely on imparting knowledge, overlooking the importance of cultivating students’ entrepreneurial and innovative spirit throughout their learning experience. To promote this type of education, teachers must understand the core characteristics of entrepreneurial and innovative spirit education, including cultivating students’ innovative thinking and entrepreneurial mindset, enhancing their problem-solving abilities and creativity, and fostering their adaptability and resilience.
The quality of products made by students is not good enough and we are running out of time. I will do for them instead.

Teacher

Ednovators

The most important thing in the course is to cultivate students’ entrepreneurial spirit, not the product itself. We can let students to solve problems by themselves and improve step by step.

3. Balancing Knowledge and Values

Schools often prioritize theoretical subject knowledge, neglecting opportunities for practical experience, which can hinder the cultivation of students’ values. Recording students’ growth of entrepreneurial spirit is also a crucial component. Solely focusing on evaluating students’ knowledge and skills may overlook the primary objectives of the entrepreneurial curriculum, such as fostering creativity, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial mindset.
How can we evaluate the growth of students’ entrepreneurial spirit?

Teacher

Ednovators

We can design school-based assessment together.

4. Relieving the workload of teachers

Teachers often face time constraints and limited resources, preventing them from implementing new courses and receiving professional training on relevant teaching strategy and assessment methods. Alignment among the teaching team can significantly impact the implementation of leassons. As such, schools should provide support to alleviate teachers’ workload and increase professional training opportunities to enhance their ability to adopt entrepreneurial education effectively.
I am new to the subject team this year, and I feel quite helpless…

Teacher A

Is there any relevant teacher training in the school?

Teacher B

Ednovators

We can provide suitable teacher training and co-design curriculum that suits your schools!

5. Building valuble network with cross sectors

To effectively implement entrepreneurial education, the curriculum must connect with the real world, allowing students to apply their learning outcomes in a real context. Teachers must collaborate with external organizations to gain a mutual understanding and develop learning experiences related to the lessons.

Suggestions for Schools to Implement Entrepreneurial and Innovative Curriculum

Shaping a curriculum philosophy in line with school culture

.Understanding the role of the school in the community as a whole
.Understanding the characteristics and needs of students, and work with colleagues to focus on developing students' entrpreneurial and innovative spirit in certain aspects

Planning a structured curriculum to develop VASK of students

.Design learning experience of students and provide diverse learning opportunities and experience for implementation
.Set learning outcomes and encourage students to demonstrate learning result and share learning experiences
.Design assessment methods to evaluate the learning effectiveness and development of students' VASK to provide directions for improvement and adjustment

Developing school strategies to foster entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

.Evaluating the school's current teaching and learning practices, as well as student development, to determine how to effectively implement entrepreneurial and innovative spirit education.
.Planning a VASK lesson plan for project-based learning sessions or activities
.Planning the allocation of teaching resources (class hours, manpower, nardware or equipment, etc.)"

Releasing workload and provide training to core teaching members

.Release workload to provide space for teachers to innovate and practice new curriculum
.Training core teaching members to enhance their capability to understand and promote the curriculum of entrpreneurial and innovative spirit

Establishing network to creating an authentic learning environment

.Establishing network and establishing partnerships with various organisaitons to provide students with authentic learning experiences
.Creating a authentic learning environment, allowing students to connect with society to grow their entrepreneurial and innovative spirit

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