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Lesson Plans and Enhancements for Secondary School Enterprise Teachers
Enterprise education is all about developing an enterprising mind set and creating skills that will help students in their life and work. For enterprising teachers at KS3 there are some great free lesson plans on dealing with change and at KS4 lessons can be enhanced by using enrichment days and practical activities.
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The Davies Review of 2002 brought about the requirement for all students to take part in Enterprise Education. The concept can best be defined by looking at the Davies Review:
“The ability to handle uncertainty and respond positively to change, to create and implement new ideas and ways of doing things, to make reasonable risk/reward assessments and act upon them in one’s personal and working life’.
One important aspect of this educational initiative is to encourage students to think of it as a method of working rather than as a body of knowledge and that they can apply Enterprise skills in all of their school work. For example: identifying problems and their implications, seeing problems as challenges, tackling new experiences and ideas, uncertainty in the work place, pitching ideas, and evaluating and analysing the consequences of their actions.
Topics covered by this subject include economic ideas, financial capability, changes in the world of work, financial risks in business, implementation of good business ideas and innovation throughout history.
Assessment of this subject can be difficult. Wherever possible you may choose to use self or peer group assessment.
Real Life Learning
Many schools offer a variety of ways for their students to meet people in business. These can include industry days, workplace visits, enterprise activities, business mentor schemes and visits by business people to schools.
Practical Educational Charity
One charity which has been running great programmes in school far before the days of the Davies review and is still going strong is Young Enterprise. They have over five thousand volunteers from the world of business and deliver over four million hours of learning each year. If your school doesn’t already, it may be worth getting in touch with them to see how they can help you.
If you are looking for the professional subject association it is the The Economics, Business and Enterprise Association (EBEA). It represents teachers of Economics, Business and Enterprise.