How to teach entrepreneurial learning to students

Inspirational course at the "All Digital Summit" on 18th/19th October in Brussels

Once a year, Europe's leading activists in digital inclusion meet at at "All Digital Summit" to exchange best practices and present latest projects. On 18th and 19th October, more than 150 teachers, researchers, activists and teaching staff met in Brussels. This report highlights the presentation of Czech teacher Kornélia Lohyňová on "entrepreneurial learning for students".

"Entrepreneurship is when you act upon opportunities and ideas and transform them into them into value for others. The value that is created can be financial, cultural, or social", says Lohyňová. This enlarges the notion of entrepreneurial skills from pure economic value to bigger societal values. In her presentation the teacher underlines the idea that values are created for others.

Teachers that like to strengthen this competence with their lectures should try to aim for five goals:

  1. First step should be to support students in spotting and understanding opportunities.
  2. The second step is to apply creativity to these opportunities: What can you imagine to do with these opportunities?
  3. In a third step, Lohyňová says, teachers should empower their students to create visions of where to go with their ideas and opportunities. Direction is important!
  4. Ideas should be valued and measured: Are they ok or should the be re-thought?
  5. In a final step students should assess their ideas and solutions from an ethical point of view: Will the impact be sustainable and ethical?

For more details on entrepreneurial learning, attend the webinar of Kornélia Lohyňová on 5th November, 17.30:

Country: Europe
Stakeholder: TU Dortmund
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