Do not obstruct the entrepreneurship of pupils, because they cannot do without it in life

Educating pupils about entrepreneurship is a prerequisite for a successful career, active involvement in society, and for coping with personal and family life. Without entrepreneurship, creativity, and initiative will certainly not be possible in practice in the 21st century.

The entrepreneurship of pupils begins and ends with an entrepreneurial teacher and school principal

The recommendation to school principals to support entrepreneurship education summarises the experience gained for the needs of schools in the South Moravian Region, in case of interest of the competent authorities, and for sharing within revisions of the Framework Educational Programmes. The recommendation to school principals concerning entrepreneurship education seeks to link the needs of practice and strategies of education in the South Moravian Region/Czech Republic.

Four basic competencies of an entrepreneurial pedagogue, or entrepreneurship coordinator were proposed by the Regional Entrepreneurship Council in the KaPoDaV (JMK) project:
 
  • K 1: competence to understand and accept entrepreneurship education in schools, to anchor the position of entrepreneurship leader in your school;
  • K 2: knowledge competences in the areas of entrepreneurship education;
  • K 3: competence to apply effective entrepreneurship education teaching strategies in school practice;
  • K 4: coordination and managerial competencies to increase the support and effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in the organisation and operation of the school.
 
The importance of entrepreneurship education is emphasised in the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, which sets out a general key competency framework for anyone. EntreComp has not yet been adapted to the real school environment. The document states that this is the starting line and EntreComp must be further modified for further use.
 

The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework consists of three areas of competence:

 
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Source EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

 


Ideas and opportunities:
The content area develops vision and the identification of needs, problems, opportunities, and challenges, it brings them together and creates opportunities to create value. It supports spotting opportunities, creativity, visualisation of scenarios, valuing ideas, and ethical and sustainable thinking.

Resources:
The content area strengthens self-awareness and self-efficacy, motivation, and perseverance, develops skills for mobilising the necessary resources and managing them, financial and economic literacy, and skills for mobilising others to provide support.

Into action:
The content area develops taking the initiative, planning, management, coping with uncertainty, ambiguity and risk, working with others, and learning through experience.
 

Each of these areas is composed of five competencies. EntreComp assumes the development of these fifteen competencies on four main levels:


Foundation - value is created by relying on support from others
Intermediate - value is created by building independence
Advanced – taking responsibility is expected
Expert – value is created through taking responsibility for contributing substantially to the development of a specific field

The development of the fifteen competencies in a logical, consecutive line from the 1st year of elementary school to higher vocational college is dealt with in more detail by the Development Continuum of the Key Competence for Entrepreneurship (project KaPoDaV, Lipka, JMK, 2020).