Title: EntreComp Playbook.: Entrepreneurial learning beyond the classroom
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC120487
ISBN: 978-92-76-19416-3 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30245 EN
OP KJ-NA-30245-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC120487
DOI: 10.2760/77835
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This playbook targets primarily learning facilitators who operate outside the formal education system. It aims to help them design and facilitate entrepreneurial learning activities in meaningful ways. The playbook can be applied in many setting: developing entrepreneurial competences in adults to increase their employability, up-skilli to face the changing needs of the labour market, career progression, support actors of change, as well as business start-ups within or outside existing ventures. The playbook can be used by the private, the public and the third sector alike. No two entrepreneurial learning activities will be alike, nor can an algorithm be scripted to produce the perfect intervention. Even when a format is defined, each learning group, each context bears its own circumstances and a facilitator will have to adapt and make the most of such circumstances. This playbook therefore is not a process guide: it rather provides readers with a selection of orientation tools for them to experiment and create their own map to entrepreneurial teaching and learning. The playbook sets out nine principles that any entrepreneurial learning facilitator should consider when designing entrepreneurial teaching and learning. It also describes three popular entrepreneurial methods and three pedagogical methods that can be adapted to foster entrepreneurial learning. The entrepreneurial methods give explicit guidance to practitioners to create value for others. They establish a logic that structures thought and action, by prescribing steps and offering tools to be used at each stage of the entrepreneurial process. The methods are based in both research and theory as well as in the practices of real-life entrepreneurs. The pedagogical methods, alike, aim to guide teachers and trainers cultivate EntreComp competences including perseverance, resilience, self-efficacy, creativity, teamwork and sensitivity to ethical and sustainability consequences of actions. They all aim at fostering learning through experiences, offering learners something to act upon, such as a problem or a challenge, they rely on questioning and inquiry and promote a growth mind-set. The list of methods is not exhaustive or comprehensive, but offers the readers a range of alternative approaches to explore, combine and experiment. Each of the methods can be adapted with the nine principles to help structure practical value creation experiences for learners to become more entrepreneurial. The final section of this playbook lists techinques, templates and tools to help learning facilitators design “situated” learning activities to help learners to become more entrepreneurial. The playbook is intended as learning exercise itself for those that have little or no experience in designing practical entrepreneurial experience. The playbook is built on the experiments, resilience, perseverance and lessons learned by users of EntreComp.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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