The Importance of Entrepreneurship in School Curriculum.
The world is moving faster creating advanced technologies and innovations. Education is the driving force behind every country’s economy, directly or indirectly. I am Sure, many schools have adapted to modern technologies, and education started making students work in groups to solve problems, learn online and integrate science with arts. But it is noticed even then, students that are graduating lack the advanced skills and innovative thinking to work through the modern-day challenges in the workplace. Thus, entrepreneurship, the capacity to not only start companies but also to think creatively and ambitiously, is very important to be included in the school curriculum.
Entrepreneurship education helps students from all socioeconomic backgrounds to think outside the box and nurture their hidden talents and skills. It creates opportunities, ensures social justice, instils confidence and stimulates the economy. Entrepreneurship education is a lifelong learning process, starting as early as elementary school and progressing through all levels of education, including adult education.
Introducing young kids to entrepreneurship develops their initiative and helps them to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake and to act in a socially responsible way.
There are many ways entrepreneurship lessons can be integrated into the school curriculum.
Learning a Business
Students can practice writing, interview questions and conduct interviews with entrepreneurs. The information can then be compiled into a directory of the types of goods and services, locations, and hours of the businesses. Students can then discuss the location, advertisement and the products involved in the business. This can be made a part of their studies as a field visit.
Potential of speaking
Students can be challenged to come up with business ideas or products, that they think others would be interested to buy. They can convince the audience to buy their product and ask for feedback and also any modifications to be done in their product.
Teach students to think on, what’s positive or strong about their work and let them ponder on their weaknesses to find the changes needed to make their product more interesting. Let students understand, passion and satisfaction to come up with their own original ideas to persevere in the project with what limited resources they have.
Creativity dwells within the imagination. Pass on the various objects to them and let them think. Every time they think it will create different perspectives in them. It will make students see possibilities in a common object in a new way.
Let Students read the articles, collect some information regarding the known business tycoons, the knowledge about their business, what the business produce or sells, geographic locations, their functions, their turnovers, profits loss etc.
Teaching entrepreneurship skills through school is a process, and it is highly recommended that students be left free to find their talent through it. Teachers should also be provided with guidelines to manage students and help them to foster a pleasant environment for students to grow.