If you were wondering how to support your learners to develop an entrepreneurial mindset as well as leadership skills, we now have the answer!
The new edition of the course “Teaching entrepreneurship and leadership at school” took place in Bologna from 28/08/2022 to 03/09/2022. We welcomed there 7 lovely participants. 6 of them were from Greece: Androniki Zouki and Karametou Vasiliki from 9th senior high school of Ioannina,
Elisavet Plakida, Vasileios Raptopoulos, Zoi Zografopoulou and Zoi Athanaseli from Arsakeio Primary School of Thessaloniki and then we had Kadri Idavain from Kuusalu Secondary School in Estonia.
During the week, the group discovered the key elements and principles related to entrepreneurship and leadership education and acquired concrete working methods, learning activities and didactic games that they will be able to integrate in their course and apply in the classroom.
In order to start teaching entrepreneurship to our students it is important to know what we are talking about. What is entrepreneurship? Which are the main skills needed? What are the key words? That is what we did at the beginning of the course: at the end of the first day our participants were able to navigate this topic with more confidence.
We also pointed out how important is to have a clear goal in mind and a model when planning our entrepreneurial project: this is why we introduced the topic of SMART goals and the CANVAS business model. With a lot of practice our teachers were able to set their own goals ;)
Entrepreneurship could never exist without creativity: this is probably the most important skill to foster in our students. This can be practiced with games, innovative activities and small workshop which we practiced in the classroom.
Other skills we practiced were public speaking and assertiveness: only in this way can we become good entrepreneurs and persuade our investors!
Lastly, we explored leadership and teamwork, both fundamental for businesswomen and men.
The week was concluded with a beautiful poem written by one of our Greek participant:
You have given us your name
To use during these days
And blow us away
Pasta I eat
Ham and cheese too
But then I weigh myself
And say somebody hide me, do!
With the weight I have on
I have to go shopping too
And buy clothes that fit
So not to look like a fool
If I explode from the food
I will be heard in Greece too
Because I have to admit
I like spaghetti bolognese and tiramisu
Cows and bulls
appear in my sleep
They hunt me down
And ask for the bill
Pigs wait for me in the street
Chickens with eggs, canneloni and cheese
Ricotta salata, prosciutto and uff…
It feels like a paradise of food
On this planet and on others too.
And when I die pretty soon
Bury me in Bologna, do!
I want a vampire to be
And eat macaroni with cheese’.
Translator and editor: Elsa
Typedand savedby: Kadri
See you soon!
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