You can use OctoSkills in many different ways. The tool is an app and web-based assessment tool which allows you to assess how your students or pupils develop their entrepreneurial self-efficacy, that is, their self-confidence in performing entrepreneurial skills and activities. The focus is mainly on seven entrepreneurial skills:
- Managing Ambiguity
- Resource Marshalling
- Financial Literacy
- Venture Creation
OctoSkills also allow you to assess how your pupils or students develop regarding career intentions and attitudes towards entrepreneurial activities and self-employment. In addition to this it measures they develop their school engagement, educational motivation and how they perceive your education. You can include additional measures if there are other dimensions you are interested in assessing.
OctoSkills is designed to be used before, during and after your educational initiatives. You will be able to compare how your pupils or students have developed in the dimensions that are measured. The results are presented in spider-web diagrams that are easy to overview. If you have an ongoing educational initiative that you would like to evaluate you can use the survey that is called the “reciprocal test”. The dimensions measured in this survey will be the same, but your pupils or students will in this survey reply to questions about which level they perceived they had before your educational initiative began and which level they now perceive that they have, after your educational initiative has finished.
OctoSkills also includes a questionnaire that you as a teacher should take. This will help you to assess how you develop as an entrepreneurial teacher. The focus is on teaching methods, school context and teaching self-efficacy in entrepreneurship, that is, your confidence in teaching different entrepreneurial approaches.