Giving Them Wings Presentation Nicolson Institute Teachers
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go, Watching Them Fly Eric Burton Enterprise in Education Development Officer Developing Enterprise In Education In You
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… …… Watching Them Fly. T he one who misses all the fun Is the one who says “it can’t be done” With misguided pride they stand and moan, And meet each challenge with a groan If they had the power they would erase… The history of the human race. We’d have no T.V. or radio No penicillin or roads to go No Hunter or Farmer on these pages We’d be right back in the dark ages The world would sleep if things were run By those who say “ It can’t be done…. The Scottish Challenge Eric Burton
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go…… … Watching Them Fly. What is Enterprise ? Enterprise is purposeful, active behaviour which can take place in any number of contexts, business being only one. Enterprise is making things happen, having ideas and doing something about them, taking advantage of the opportunity and bringing about change. Paul Kearney, Tasmania Australia. 1994
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… …… Watching Them Fly. What are Enterprise Skills ? Self Confidence Independence Determination Flexibility Risk Taking Decision making Leadership Creativity 9 out of 10 companies believe that Soft skills are as important as Academic qualifications TES Nov 1997.
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… …… Watching Them Fly. <ul><li>A way of motivating pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that is learned is for </li></ul><ul><li>immediate implementation </li></ul><ul><li>All actions have real consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Success is meaningful and earned. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive attitudes will enhance self image & can raise achievement in both educational and social context. </li></ul>Why teach Enterprise ?
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… ….. Watching Them Fly. Progression in Enterprise projects Early Stages Upper Stages Teacher allows the pupils to take responsibility Teacher gives as much freedom as possible but frequently brings class together to review They are allowed to plan the whole project progress and plan next actions and make their own decisions teachers are used as consultants. Class will usually work through the project Class organised as a company with competitive with core activities largely structured by teacher appointments to senior positions. Action plan drawn up by pupils but considerable Action plan is detailed and pupils are able to help from the teacher. anticipate difficulties and opportunities. How are Enterprise skills developed?
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… ……Watching Them Fly. Teaching Styles Direct Facilitator Works to set defined targets Sets realistic targets Tight rigid structure Natural process of development Heads down learning environment Supportive enabling Teacher centred Pupil centred Testing procedures process Pupil evaluation process. Creates dependency of teacher Creates independence in pupil What is the role of the teacher? Envisioning – Energising - Enabling Creating vision – creating energy – creating opportunity
Giving Them Wings, Letting Them Go… ……Watching Them Fly. “ The purpose of an organisation is to benefit people and improve society … think like an entrepreneur, ……… .not like a hired hand” Konosuke Matsushita.MD Matsushita Electric.