Strategy Planner - Enterprising ways to teach Entrepreneurship and Busines
Paul Kearney's strategic planning tools have long been a favourite professional learning resource of the Scottish Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators' Programme. The planning exercises not only require our educators to strategically select learning activities from an expanded repertoire, but also to defend their decisions through professional dialogue with their colleagues. It is this critical awareness that makes this immensely creative and practical resource so valuable.
Carol Langston, Head of CREATE and Programme Director, Scottish Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators’ Programme, Inverness College UHI
Recently we used The Strategy Planner as part of professional learning program for our schools. It captivated their attention helping them to produce smart composite strategies for what otherwise were considered boring topics by both students and teachers. Most heartening was the realisation that the concept would be a touchstone for future planning and the planner would become their go-to resource.
Sandra Robinson, Director, Skills Strategies International, West Australia
I would rarely commend a resource as highly I do this Strategy Planner. Those wishing to use an enterprising pedagogy when teaching enterprise, business and other areas requiring authentic contexts, such as technology and vocational subjects – will be thrilled to have it because it is so comprehensive, practical and versatile. It can be used to plan collaboratively or on one’s own. I certainly recommend that libraries include it among their priority acquisitions.
Dr. Kerry Lee, Director Postgraduate, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand
I have provided feedback during the development of this planner. Having a keen interest in how we can nurture enterprising and other generic skills, I am excited that for once we have a mature and systematic approach. There is much advice out there in this area, but largely it is too generalised. Kearney’s does not involve the adoption of a new pedagogy but simply tactically ordering and expanding existing strategies and making them more engaging. This allows generic skills to be developed whilst teaching any subject whether it be business or technology. The exceptional value lies in clever simplicity and great detail.
Stephen Conway, Secretary of the Department of Education, Tasmania, Australia
Globally and historically few educators have been as dedicated and influential in the area of developing enterprise and entrepreneurial skills in the educational setting as Paul Kearney. The breadth and depth of his resources are very impressive. This strategy planner is an essential tool for modern educators, particularly those wishing to foster the next generation of entrepreneurial students and social leaders as they face a future masked in uncertainty and opportunity.
Dr. Colin Jones Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship Queensland University of Technology Australia