“Entrepreneurship in secondary schools”
Accordo n. 2015-1-FI01-KA219-009003_4
We prepared a three-year project: "Entrepreneurship in Secondary Schools", to be carried out by 6 countries: Finland, Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland and France.
The main aim of the project is to foster employability of our students by teaching them entrepreneurial attitude and developing their entrepreneurial spirit, which will consequently enable us to have more entrepreneurs in our society in the near future.
We will combine formal and non-formal education in order to strengthen and valorise young people’s skills, to empower their competences and above all their self-confidence so that they can manage their lives successfully in the future.
We’re planning to involve approximately 40 teachers and 300students directly in the project. We will also involve local industries, non-profit organizations and municipalities.
All the involved participants will work on the project by using different virtual means of communication ( eTwinning, facebook, Google Drive, emails, skype) as well as direct meetings (short-term and long-term blended mobilities).
There will be 4 transnational meetings ( 2 teachers from each school): 1 meeting each autumn to prepare, plan and coordinate the blended mobilities and other project work involving the students and 1 final meeting at the end of the project to evaluate it, plan the report and discuss the future cooperation between the partners.
There will be 6 short-term blended mobilities ( teachers and students from three countries whereas the other three countries will take a virtual part in them) where the students will present the work they've done on a given topic and compare the results.
There will be 3 long-term blended mobilities ( 2 students from each school) which will enable the students to live and learn in a different environment for 1 month. During the mobilities the students will have to face the difficulties which may arise because of the different culture and language, which will force them to overwhelm fears and problems. This will build up their confidence in the view of future choices. This kind of mobility will encourage the teachers from the hosting schools teaching other subjects, different from English, to follow CLIL methodology (using the language of the project) as an innovative approach in their teaching methods.
Through the activities planned in our project and cooperation with people from different countries, the students will develop their personal, interpersonal and self-management skills, which will consequently enable them to meet the challenges of the labour market.
Personal skills : increased confidence and self-esteem , self-awareness (personal and social), readiness to take on new and more diverse experiences
Interpersonal skills: improved teamwork , increased communication, improved pro-social behaviour, more open to people from diverse backgrounds, positive peer relationships, enhanced leadership
Self-management skills: motivation, commitment, resilience, increased life skills, critical thinking skills, planning, decision making, developed and focused career aspirations.
Thanks to this project, our students will be able to have entrepreneurial vision from different cultures, which will help them in their professional future. They will also develop the civic competence and improve their knowledge of social and political concepts and structures (democracy, justice, equality, citizenship and civil rights) in order to participate actively and democratically in life.
The project will be also beneficial for the teachers, who will increase their professional development through the exchange of new ideas and incorporating other educational systems, teaching models and new technologies in their classes.
Local communities will also benefit from our project as better motivated and prepared young people can contribute to increase the average level of work performances.