In Finland, entrepreneurship education is included (since 1994) in the curricula as a cross-curricular theme aiming to harmonise education and teaching, and its objectives and contents relate to all subjects taught. The goals of the theme are to help students understand the society at large from the perspective of different actors, to develop the skills required in active citizenship and to lay a foundation for entrepreneurial practices.
The Measurement Tool for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education is a 15-minute self-evaluation program for teachers, based on questions concerning various work methods, techniques, learning environments and networks.
The tool is electronic, web-based, virtual, user-friendly platform collecting and processing previous evaluations, through which the teacher can see his development as a teacher.
The Measurement Tool examines entrepreneurship education from many perspectives, including:
- Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education
- Pedagogical solutions
- Operating culture
- Learning environments
- Operation in networks
Benefits for the decisions makers, schools and teachers:
Steering system provides systematic, up-to-date information for decision makers of the current situation in the field. The report contains analysed data describing entrepreneurship and enterprise practices in the selected region/school level comparisons, and ideas how to develop entrepreneurship education policies further.
Systematic feedback for teachers: Self-evaluation has a significant role in starting teachers’ reflection and development processes. Teachers evaluate their teaching performance, receive systematic feedback, and further develop practices related to entrepreneurship and enterprise education.
For more information:
- www.lut.fi/mittaristo, Finnish and Swedish versions of the Measurement Tool
- https://developmentcentre.lut.fi/muut/enterprise/ English, shortened version
- Or contact Mrs. Elena Ruskovaara, Elena.firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 40 5550 320