While the society all around is developing with technology and innovations, the K-12 schools have been in a stagnant scenario. Education is the driving force behind every country’s economy, directly or indirectly. Sure, many schools have adapted to modernization, and have started making students work in groups to solve problems, learn online and integrate science with arts. But it is noticed even then, students that are graduating lack the advanced skills and innovative thinking to work through the modern day challenges in the workplace. Thus, entrepreneurship, the capacity to not only start companies, but also to think creatively and ambitiously, is very important to be included in school curriculum. For example you can browse through the article on how to make good real estate investment decisions to help students get insight of good investing decisions.
Entrepreneurship education aids students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to think outside the box and nurture unconventional talents and skills. It creates opportunities, ensures social justice, instills confidence and stimulates the economy. Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process, starting as early as elementary school and progressing through all levels of education, including adult education.
Education templates are the best way to introduce young kids to entrepreneurship, develop their initiative and help them to be more creativeand self-confident in whatever they undertake and to act in a socially responsible way. There are many ways entrepreneurship lessons can be integrated in the school curriculum.
Learning a Business
Students can practice writing, interview questions and conduct interviews with entrepreneurs. The information can then be compiled into a directory of the types of goods and services, locations, and hours of the businesses. Students can then discuss the location, advertisement and the products involved in the business.
Students can be challenged to come up with business ideas or products, that they think others would be interested to buy. Students can then debate on the potential audience for the product and how they can make modifications to it, which will be more alluring to their audience. Students can also deliberate on with what and whom this product will be competing with.
Teach students to think on, what’s positive or strong about their work and let them ponder on their weaknesses to find the changes needed to make their product more interesting. Let students to understand, passion and satisfaction to come up with their own original ideas to persevere in the project with what limited resources they have.
Creativity dwells within imagination. Pass around common objects to students and make them imagine that object in a different outlook, it will help students to see the same object through a different perspective. It will make students to see possibilities in a common object in a new way.
Have students to look through the yellow pages to spot businesses and interesting names, and then categorise these results in superlative forms of adjectives, foreign words, what the business produce or sells, geographic locations and their functions.
Teaching entrepreneurship skills through school is a process, and it is highly recommended that students be left free to find their calling through it. Teachers should also be provided guidelines to manage students and help them to foster a pleasant environment for students to grow.