Projects we are involved in at the moment…
We work collaboratively to drive entrepreneurial and creative learning in policy and practice. Below are some of the projects that we are involved with at the moment to embed high quality entrepreneurial and creative learning practice into formal and non-formal learning.
|CRADLE (Creating Activity-Designed Language-Learning Environments for Entrepreneurship Education)
CRADLE is an Erasmus+ project that aims to develop a new teaching methodology for primary schools and to explore its potential. The CRADLE teaching methodology will employ a cross-curricular activity-based, student-centred, exploratory teaching and learning approach, focusing on the simultaneous development of foreign language and entrepreneurial skills among young pupils (aged 8-12). The implementation of the CRADLE methodology starting in primary schools will increase the benefits of transporting the acquired transversal skills into secondary school and, ultimately, beyond school boundaries into the pre-professional and professional world.
EntreCompEdu will address the professionalisation of teachers through a skills framework model to understand and strengthen teacher competences for entrepreneurial learning. It aims to build creative and entrepreneurial mindsets in educators and develop a Professional Entrepreneurial Skills framework based on EntreComp outlining the skills that teachers can use to facilitate entrepreneurial learning in the classroom. It will also develop an Implementation Practice Map, collated by and for teachers, that will contain practical examples of how teachers themselves have used these skills in their teaching. This will be followed by the development of a Scalable Model for Initial and Continuing Professional Development using LoopMe to network and support both trainee and existing teachers to enhance their skills.
|Practice into Policy: PiP
Through PiP, we put a spotlight on entrepreneurial learning projects supported by EU funding. PiP is about showcasing the diversity of entrepreneurial learning from projects from across Europe – finding out what EU projects have achieved and what they learned in the process. We want to show the value and learning from these projects, disseminate the good work happening across Europe and make sure further projects can learn from what has gone before.
|DOIT – Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world
We advise this Horizon2020 EU-funded project that aims to deliver and spread a new approach for early entrepreneurship education within Europe. DOIT contributes to youth employment and to create new jobs in the social economy by nurturing in young pupils seeds for active social innovation: entrepreneurial mind-sets, knowhow and skills. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems.
| Eco System App
We advised this Erasmus+ project to provide advice and policy perspectives that develops a resource centre for entrepreneurship educators.