What are Enterprise Projects?
Enterprise Projects involve learners coming up with ideas for ‘real life’ undertakings: they plan them, recruit and manage actual resources, make real decisions, see them through and deal with the natural consequences. Central to the undertaking is the learners negotiating the curriculum outcomes with the teacher. Some of the curriculum outcomes no doubt will relate to generic enterprising/entrepreneurial skills but the main focus is on syllabus outcomes for the ‘host subject’ area, whether it be science, technology or language studies. learners are required to identify and present evidence for assessment.
With the focus on ‘running with you own ideas’ Enterprise Projects are more than ‘dress rehearsal’ for work and daily life, they nurture the learner’s sense of empowerment in a realistic way.
Ways they can be used
Projects can be used in conjunction
with enterprise/entrepreneurial education programs to build on preparatory activities and to focus on the crucial processes of seeking, appraising, planning and initiating opportunities into action
with business and related studies to provide learners with first-hand learning experience
with general education areas of study to inject an element of applied and purposeful learning
with personal and social programs to focus on lifeskills
with vocational programs to highlight the role enterprise in modern workplaces
Making it Happen - Enterprise Education in Australia 90s
Typical Project Process
Extract from Enterprise Projects which can be used in conjunction with Book 3 Enterprising Ways to Teach and Learn 2nd edition
Paul Kearney address - Forum sur l'entrepreneuriat Quebec 2012