ENTREPRENEURSHIP

FINANCIAL EDUCATION 

Building sustainability from schools to the labour market

Description and main aims

Draft proposed program

Entrepreneurship in Education is about inspiring entrepreneurial potential. People need the mindset, skills, and knowledge to generate creative ideas, and the entrepreneurial initiative to turn those ideas into action. This is the definition of the European Commission given to explain the theoretical framework and the necessary link between the school systems and the European labor market. (Source: http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategicframework/entrepreneurship_it). 

Other sources are also important points of reference, such as
“Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers as a Critical Success Factor” 
“Teaching Toolkit for Entrepreneurship Education”. 
Even though we are also always researching and developing our materials. 
JUMP is an organization that has been developing since 2016 a KA2 Erasmus Plus project titled: “SO-VET. Social entrepreneurship as an alternative for young unemployed” which gave as result a long term training course for potential social entrepreneurs on social business. The course is still online for free and it can be attended in several languages.
After this important experience, JUMP developed an Erasmus project titled “Cultural Studies in Business” in the field of university exploring how cultural studies can cross and improve the actual business studies. The project results are very actual and useful, especially the proposed innovative Master Degree curriculum titled “Cultural Studies in Business”.

Furthermore, JUMP is the leader of another Erasmus project to create a business culture among youths and is about to start a new project on Circular Economy. 
The team of trainers and project developers gained experience in the field of "Entrepreneurship education" also called "financial education" researching the very actual trends of studies but also being concrete involved in the business, administration, and project management. The team is an expert in entrepreneurship and is continuously developing methods and making practical activities for different beneficiaries to help and support the existence of a “culture of entrepreneurship”. 
Teachers starting from middle school can develop a progressive program of business education reaching with students at secondary grade a level of understanding and practice which can be the key for the future professional development of the new generation of workers in general and in specific of the new workforce of the business sectors. Developing a business is not something far from what can be done at school, starting from children and going on until the end of secondary school. Teachers, parents, and students have to develop entrepreneurial skills and work together in synergy acting as "potential entrepreneurs'': networking, creating a long-term vision, innovating, and training minds to use "divergent thinking".
This training is pure innovation and is challenging because it can be for different kinds of learners: teachers, "company staff members", coaches and educators in general. Why this training also for schools? According to our point of views, company staff members can also be teachers, school directors but also students and university students but we don't believe that schools are like private companies. This doesn't mean that schools can empower the skills and competencies of the team member like in the private sector.
As a small company in a local context, schools are at the center of a potential "business development plan" and this training will foster the growth of those competencies useful to improve a situation of poverty and lower development to a better one, also based on links with the labor market and with a local business. Potentially, schools can become cooperatives, social companies, and small and medium businesses at the local level thanks to a component which is that schools are more powerful than what we imagine. What's that? Creativity! JUMP training is conducted by experts in the different fields and can be also tailored according to partners' needs and specific KA1 project's aims.


Target group
Teachers can be any kind of teacher working in a public or private school or educational institutions

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant. 
Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and nonformal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, especially schools of the territory. 
We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

PLAN YOUR SESSION

Training modules

Module 1: What is entrepreneurship education? Implications … a new role for teachers
Module 2: Teacher Education on the EU agenda. The entrepreneurial teacher
Module 3: Practices of projects developing entrepreneurial/business education in teachers/educators and youths (JUMP Erasmus projects)
Module 4: From theory to practice: all topics referring to business education (Balanced budget making, save money, assessing savings, what is exchange bono, inflation, what is digital money, banking operations, digital transactions in banking, credit and debit cards, cashback, cashless, safer internet/bank security, checks and bills, scholarships, student loans and payment terms, interests, participation banking, pension system/social security system, public and private, insurance systems/companies 
Module 5: New trends in economy and business: social entrepreneurship/social responsibility, creativity and creative industries, peace economics
Module 6: Practical issues in life. Young people facing life and life problems. Practical workshop and study case
Module 7: My learning pathway. Design my way of learning on the topic and transfer it to daily teaching

Program

Sunday: arrival of participants, welcome by the B&B, social dinner, free time and relax.
Monday: 09:00 - 12:00 first briefing by organizers, presentation of the team, logistics of the local context, program overview and changes, moving to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the Cultural Heritage of the Calabria region. 
12:00 - 13:00 lesson. Introduction to Module 1: What is entrepreneurship education? Implications … a new role for teachers
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 2: Teacher Education on the EU agenda. The entrepreneurial teacher
Tuesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Practices of projects developing entrepreneurial/business education in teachers/educators and youths (JUMP Erasmus projects)
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Starting Module 4: Module 4: From theory to practice: all topics referring to business education (Balanced budget making, save money, assessing savings, what is exchange bono, inflation, what is digital money, banking operations, digital transactions in banking, credit and debit cards, cashback, cashless, safer internet/bank security, checks and bills, scholarships, student loans and payment terms, interests, participation banking, pension system/social security system, public and private, insurance systems/companies 
Wednesday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Continuation of module 4.
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Module 5: New trends in economy and business: social entrepreneurship/social responsibility, creativity and creative industries, peace economics
Thursday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 6: Practical issues in life. Young people facing life and life problems
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 17:30 lesson. Practical workshop and study case.
Friday: 09:30 - 13:00 lesson. Module 7: My learning pathway. Design my way of learning on the topic and transfer it to daily teaching 
13:00 - 14:30 lunch break
14:30 - 17:30 Outdoor excursion to an old village on the coast in Calabria.
Saturday: 09:30 - 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of certificates, checking the Learning Mobility Agreements and administrative receipts. In the afternoon of Saturday afternoon, or free time or proposed  ​Intercultural activities or an excursion "Discovering Calabrian old towns and traditions". Final social dinner among participants. 

Certification and number of days
JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if needed adding extra hours per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 
The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 
10 days are excluded from the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Europass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

Costs: the cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to associazionejump@gmail.com  to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.

JUMP organises a training every month of the year excluded in the Christmas period.

If you're a writing a KA1 project, please, plan the most suitable period for you and your team starting from the 1 of July every year and then, when you will know if your project is approved, we will write each other and we will confirm dates and sessions planning together. If you prefer to write and you need a formal confirmation, please write to associazionejump@gmail.com