Five competencies in the field of “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.
Self-awareness and self-efficacy
Support students in identifying what everyone is good at. Talent is not everything, it must be developed with diligence and perseverance. The resources that students are looking for are the awareness and evaluation of what strengths and weaknesses they or others have with regard to their use in developing particular opportunities.
Motivation and perseverance
Support students to stay focussed and not give up and lose patience in achieving their long-term individual and group goals, despite any obstacles and difficulties. Teach them to set appropriate motivational goals for themselves and the group. Distinguish between internal and external motivation and create the right climate to motivate their team.
Identify the resources that students need to complete tasks. Get and manage them economically. Support technical and media literacy in students. Let them obtain a general overview of human knowledge, which that they can follow in their further studies or lifelong learning.
Financial and economic literacy
To begin with, draw up a simple household budget with your students. Show students how to work with the budget. Estimate the costs associated with the implementation of the task and find ways to finance them. In the next step, have them create a plan for the financial and economic long-term sustainability of the given activity or company.
Develop students’ communication and presentation skills. Let the world know about their plans and the results of their activities. They can use their example to inspire and motivate others. Let students be inspired from outside. They can express an idea clearly, present their opinions and persuade others.
The importance of entrepreneurship education is emphasised in the EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, which sets out a general key competency framework for anyone.
Source EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework
Key documents of entrepreneurship of Entrepreneurial mindsetTen commandments of an entreprenuerial principal
.Draft of Standard for Educating and Promoting Entrepreneurship Training
Recommended tools and activities for the development of entrepreneurial skills “Resources”:
- Solving practical problems of the school with the participation of pupils (pupil parliaments), or invited representatives of the municipality
- Space for advocacy of the opinions and actions of students, for the effective formulation of their own ideas
- Participation in change in or around the school - co-responsibility for decisions and making use of feedback
- Developing activities motivated by real situations
- Self-presentation and presentation
- Training to understand the essence of things, issues
- Cooperation with positive role models (entrepreneurship is best illustrated by an entrepreneurial person) and experts
- Olympics, student competitions (with a prize)
- Writing training: e-mails, project applications, CVs, cover letters, etc.
- Workshops, training programmes
- Innovation camps
- Self-knowledge activities (strengths and weaknesses, talents, internal motivation)
- Value education - an educational concept that places the values, relationships, and character of pupils among the priorities of the school
- Portfolio of a student or a group of students within the project
- Debate leagues, clubs
- Shadowing in companies/organisations
- Practices that develop creativity and thinking
- Practices to strengthen the responsibility of children for decision-making and to make better use of feedback
- Practices developing meaningful use of digital technologies