People regularly say that we must adopt better practices when it comes to teaching business, economics and enterprise. When asked ‘how’, we hear vagaries about facilitation, authenticity...
This resource is all about ‘how’!
With this practical yet sophisticated planner educators can methodically devise teaching strategies that engage students in a more active, purposeful and interesting manner. Outcomes will be broader, deeper and richer.
People learn in an engaging manner when they use greater degrees of initiative, resourcefulness, problem solving, stratagem, collaboration and critical thinking. There are more opportunities to practise these higher order skills when learning strategies blend first-hand experience, learner-responsibility, collaboration and reflection.
It is proposed that learning in an engaging manner has two benefits:
Highly prized generic skills, such as enterprise and critical thinking are nurtured, because they are constantly practised in a variety of situations.
Curriculum outcomes are better achieved because learners are constantly engaged in authentic, rich and useful activities.
The Strategy Planner helps educators:
To increase their repertoire of concrete techniques. Many of the techniques educators already know but in their busy lives they have either forgotten or passed over for the routine. Some techniques will be new, yet they will immediately appeal to the progressive educator.
To methodically combine these techniques into strategies that sharply target specified learning outcomes.
Specifically The Strategy Planner consists of
Descriptions of each strategy
Variations with examples
Considerations when selecting the strategy
An educator can use the planner as a personal resource for developing teaching strategies simply by referring to the material presented.
Groups of educators can use the ‘cards’ to devise teaching strategies as part of a Staff Development Activity. This card activity is slightly ‘gamified’ to stimulate engagement and critical discourse.
Examples of teachers' strategy-mixes for selected units/topics
The planner captivates teachers’ attention helping them to produce smart composite strategies for topics, which sometimes are considered a bit boring by both students and teachers. Most heartening was the realisation that the planner would become their go-to resource for both planning and delivery of business, vocational areas and enterprise in our schools.
Sandra Robinson| Director
Skills Strategies International, West Australia
Paul Kearney's strategic planning tools have long been a favourite professional learning resource of the Scottish Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators' Programme.
Carol Langston, Head of CREATE and Programme Director, Scottish
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators’ Programme, Inverness College
I would rarely commend a resource as highly as I do this Strategy Planner. Those wishing to use an engaging 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 and practical.
Dr. Kerry Lee, Director Postgraduate, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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. The exceptional value lies in clever simplicity and great detail.
Stephen Conway, fmr Chair TAFE Directors Board Australia
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
$89 per copy includes a free copy of the current Action Projects - design template