One of the purposes of the ICEE project is to analyse national strategies and come up with suggestions on how entrepreneurship education can flow from primary to upper secondary in a ‘progression model’, linked to content and tools which can be used, approaches to teacher training and assessment.
This is the reason why all ICEE partners have been working in four priorities areas to discuss drivers and hindrances of entrepreneurship education. Thanks to this peer learning activity and accordingly to the following evaluation criteria the group has identified more than 40 good practices on National Strategies, Content and Tools, Teacher Training, Assessment:
- Already in place
- International (not dependent on personalities/specific curricula/countries)
- Possible to adapt in most school environments in Europe in a short time perspective
- Specific and to the point with implementation models and criteria for evaluation
Each good practice is described by using a canvas template where the activity/project is described by highlighting needs and outcomes as well as challenges and solutions for the target group addressed by the good practice. The template also provides additional information about the implementation method, the activities and the resources needed.
In addiction to the good practices, each working group has also identified practical recommendations on how to move entrepreneurship education forward. Those recommendations are divided per priority areas:
- A Comparative Analysis of National Strategies provides the basis for giving policy recommendations about success factors and key topics that should always be covered in a national strategy on entrepreneurship education.
- Recommendations on Content and Tools go hand in hand with an How-to Manual for Teachers, a document educators can use to better understand how to implement entrepreneurship education programmes in the classroom and become more entrepreneurial themselves.
- Recommendations on Teacher Training come with a Questionnaire designed to help understand teachers’ attitudes towards entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial education and collect information about what they need to implement entrepreneurial practices in their schools.
- Recommendations on Assessment are provided together with an Assessment and Evaluation Toolbox that supports educators finding good assessment tools