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/strategic-framework/entrepreneurship_it). 
JUMP is an organization which has been developing since 2016 a KA2 Erasmus Plus project titled: SO-VET. Social entrepreneurship as an alternative for young unemployed and gained experience in the field of "Entrepreneurship education" also called "financial education". 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 in Europe are working to sustain the Education systems and have the key role to play multi sectoral roles: educators, mentors, coach, and councilors depending on the students and on the context they live. 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: "company staff members", coach and educators. 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 in 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 business at local level thanks to a component which is that schools are more powerful than what we imagine. What's that? Creativity! JUMP trainings are 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 non-formal 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

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 info@associazionejump.it

Program

Sunday: arrival of participants and informal welcome by organizers
Lodging by our b&b and short tour to discover a bit Soverato
Monday morning:
9 am: Opening of the week in Soverato
Official welcome by the team, briefing on the program,
Warming up

Walk to Soverato city center. Socialization walks and focus on the main important points of reference in the city for safety, security, and amusement. Food and intercultural activities at the local level, visit local workshops of art and culture
Reaching the training room in the city center
Delivery of the detailed program
Logistic and changes in the program
Discussion on social activities and intercultural visits
Short ice-breaking games and getting to know each other game
Lunch break
Afternoon session
The theoretical framework at the European level. Session on the EC official report
“Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers as a Critical Success Factor”
A report on Teacher Education and Training to prepare teachers for the challenge of entrepreneurship education
Introduction 1.1 What is entrepreneurship education? 1.2 Implications … a new role for teachers 1.3 New teacher education for new teachers 1.4 Teacher Education on the EU agenda
Tuesday and Wednesday will be a full day on the specific topic and will structure with theoretical sessions in the morning from 9:30 to 12:30 am and practical workshops and researches to be done working in groups in the afternoons from 3 to 5:30 pm
Main topics:
The entrepreneurial teacher
EU National strategies
Delivering entrepreneurship education
Teacher education for entrepreneurship education
Teachers as facilitators of learning: what is entailed?
Continuing Professional Development
School-level support
Conclusions: the need for action in all areas
Moving Forwards: an agenda for change
The context for action
Thursday is an “action day” - working on the field: teachers will enter classrooms in schools where JUMP is cooperating and will work with local colleagues developing labs with high school students. In the case of lower secondary school teachers, participants are able to adapt the contact also to pupils 11-13 years old.
The afternoon will be dedicated to a pre-final evaluation and sharing of practices
"Teachers implementing entrepreneurship education: classroom practices"
One hour will be dedicated to Erasmus Plus from the administrative point of view: invoices, Europass, and final certification. Check with participants for the final deliver
Friday will be an outdoor education day and JUMP will organize specific visits in Soverato or in other cities in local schools meeting teachers and school directors.
Friday will be agreed with participants and intercultural activity discovers the Calabria region.
Saturday
Final JUMP in Erasmus Plus social moment, delivery of certificates and documents

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 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 info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP.