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Keys for Future Finland. The Global Summit of Entrepreneurial Educators

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A presentation held in A Global Summit of Entrepreneurial Educators in Swansea Wales 25th-26th June 2014 by Dr Minna Riikka Järvinen & M.Sci. Elena Ruskovaara

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Keys for Future Finland. The Global Summit of Entrepreneurial Educators

  1. 1. Keys for Future Finland: Well-being and Entrepreneurial Spirit Minna Riikka Järvinen, PhD, MA, EMBA, Exec.D. Development Centre Opinkirjo Minnariikka.jarvinen@opinkirjo.fi Elena Ruskovaara, M.Sc. Lappeenranta University of Technology The University of Warwick Elena.ruskovaara@lut.fi www.lut.fi/entre
  2. 2. Finland and Entrepreneurship Education − Finland is the first European Union country to embed entrepreneurship education in curricula at all education levels, from basic education to tertiary education. (European Commission, 2002) − In Finland, entrepreneurship education has been a harmonising, cross- curricular theme in national basic education curricula since 1994 − Entrepreneurship education should be present in the everyday education delivered in Finnish basic and general upper secondary schools. (Finnish National Board of Education, 2003; 2004) − All vocational degrees contain a minimum of 5 study weeks of entrepreneurship education (Opetushallitus, 2009) − See also Guidelines for entrepreneurship education & national targets (Ministry of Education, 2009)
  3. 3. Finland and Entrepreneurship Education − Entrepreneurship in the Finnish national core curricula: − Entrepreneurship (entrepreneurial, enterprise, enterprising) education should be both content and method of learning / teaching − Themes and aims of curricula: intrapreneurship, active citizenship, enterprising attitude and school culture, entrepreneurship as a career choice, cooperation between school and world of work (Finnish National Board of Education, 2003; 2004) − New core curricula for basic education is coming 2016…
  4. 4. Future Finland: Land of Well- being, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit Draft: The Core Curriulum for Basic Education 2016 Finland; grades 1-9 Suggests teaching & working methods Addresses collaborative and holistical themes across subjects Defines Competences for Future
  5. 5. ”6 Cs pf entrepreneurial spirit” Fullan (2013): Great to excellent Cultural competence, participation, leading by influence and building a sustainable future Multi-literacy, C in IT- technology Creativity in pursuing novel ideas and solutions Life-skills, learning-to-learn, responsibility, self-confidence Work-life skills, contribute to others’ learning, entrepreneurship Critical thinking & problem solving
  6. 6. Future challenges and possibilities • Teachers’ changing role • Embedding new curricula • Range of “added” future skills • Expanding learning environment, shared expertise • New curricula = enterprising curricula • …

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