ET 2020, the new strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training points out the need to foster entrepreneurship , along with creativity and innovation, in all forms of learning irrespective of education level. This is the last of a large number of policies, recommendations and papers advocating for the inclusion of enterprise in education, and there is a pressing need to go beyond the theoretical talk and provide concrete examples of how to implement enterprise in the classroom (Ruskovaara, Ikävalko, 2007).
-> ADEPTT, Acknowledging and Developing Entrepreneurial Practice in Teacher Training aims to CREATE A STRATEGIC EU MODEL TO PROMOTE TEACHER TRAINING IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP as a means to develop entrepreneurial mindsets in European young people and thus, socio-economic and local/regional development.
To design a training model for EU teachers to train EU students - including a set of ready-to-use tools and techniques for entrepreneurial learning that teachers can directly apply in their classroom;
To design sound self-assessment of teaching practice, paving the way for a change in the teacher’s mindset and confidence;
To improve the skills of EU teachers by testing a specific training model in the countries involved;
To design and develop specific activities (thematic workshops in key events) intended to consolidate the model , raise awareness, create a sense of belonging between all stakeholders involved and sustain the project activities;
To exploit the project activities promoting through the dissemination of the approach and model proposed;
To put in place all the necessary measures to ensure effective project management and the necessary internal and external evaluation measures.
The transfer of innovation will be mainly geographical, from the materials selected in the frame of WP2. We start from the results from one partner, GdBK Foundation (Enschede, the Netherlands), but these materials will be enriched with the materials from other partners participating in ADEPTT as many partners have experience in implementing teacher training courses on entrepreneurship.
The training model will be piloted in ES (Asturias), PT (Porto), UK (Wales), DE (Berlin), NO (Trondheim), Iceland and BE (Brussels-Leuven area).
FOCUS - TRANSFER OF INNOVATION
PROJECT ORGANISATION IN WORK PACKAGES, DURATION, EXPECTED RESULTS AND WP LEADER
T.3.1 Analysis of the materials finally selected under WP2
T.3.2. Identification of conditions for transferability
T.3.3 Design of a training model
T.3.4 Translation and adaptation of the course content taking into account cultural and legal frameworks . The partners from ES, PT, UK (Wales), DE, IS and BE will adapt and translate the courses to their contexts and will plan forward (timing, teaching staff, teachers involved in training, evaluation etc) the pilot experience that will be carried out as part of the following WP.