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Peer-to-Peer Learning Guide for Entrepreneurship Education

Summary: 

The Guide is addressed to anyone in formal, non-formal or informal education who wants to teach their learners transversal skills that are not only needed to become an entrepreneur, but are needed in all life situations, such as creativity, sense of initiative, problem solving, team work and planning skills

The Guide includes a compilation of fact sheets presenting concrete activities that entrepreneurship educators from all over Europe have carried out. The aim is to share their experience and advice to interested parties who might want to carry out similar activities. It includes experiences and advice from entrepreneurship educators active in different educational fields ranging from primary education to adult education and from formal education to non-formal education.

Description: 

The Guide includes face sheets of 29 Peers of entrepreneurship education, sharing concrete examples and activities while also providing their contact details for peer-to-peer learning.

Each factsheet explains:

  • what successful practice entails;
  • success factors that peers who would want to implement it should keep in mind;
  • whether it was necessary to liaise with other stakeholders to implement the action and what to keep in mind to do this more effectively;
  • advice for peers and discussion of potential areas to which the successful practice could be transferred.

Worldwide, things are changing rapidly so we can no longer forecast what jobs our learners may have, what problems they may need to solve and what problems they’ll need to be able to spot. This changes teaching and learning significantly, and educators will need to become agile, innovative, and connected to the world beyond their doorstep. In short, they will need to become entrepreneurial. Entrepreneurial learning, at its heart, is about helping people to become idea generators and developers; developing skills that enable learners to spot opportunities, and then to become confident enough to act on them – to offer real solutions to relevant problems. This could be in a social context or a business context; it is about being creative to resolve issues that impact on others. Entrepreneurial learners need entrepreneurial educators, and that is where the Eco System App project aims to help. The teams behind this project are enthusiastic innovators who got together, pooled their resources and reached out to others who have already had impact. There is still so much to learn, but these factsheets are a good start.

The Guide has been created under the creative commons license ATTRIBUTION-NON-COMERCIAL 4.0 INTERNATIONAL (CC BY-NC 4.0). Photos included in the guide are not covered by this license but are property of the entrepreneurship educators who participated in the guide (photos have been used with permission).

This Guide has been created in the framework of the Project Eco System App. The project Eco System App, signed under the Grant Agreement 2015-1-UK01-KA203-013385, is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

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