The spirit of entrepreneurship has its place in school, from elementary school onwards. Many initiatives are working daily to support it. Here are a few examples.
There is no lack of resources to undertake with students. In Quebec, let's think about the program Entrepreneurship, does it connect you? which allows you to receive a free visit from a mentor in your class to talk about entrepreneurship. Also, every year in June, we invite young people to take to the streets for the Big day of small entrepreneurs. And there are others!
For more structured support, schools in Quebec can become members of the Quebec network of entrepreneurial and environmental schools (RQÉEE), which offers training activities, an annual conference, support for starting up a community of practice, etc. Also, they can join theInternational Organization of Mindful Entrepreneurial Community Schools (OIECEC), an organization supported by CS Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
In France, the call for projects "Culture of innovation and entrepreneurship", launched last December, offers 20 million euros to support projects aimed at encouraging young people to launch your own innovative project and give it a culture of entrepreneurship. To get more information on entrepreneurship on the French side, you can consult the Self-Employed Portal.
On his blog, New Brunswick technopedagogue Jacques Cool sums it up the possible effects of entrepreneurship at school: “Commitment, collaboration, motivation, two-way partnerships, sustainable learning, sustainable development, social innovation, identity building, inclusion and pride will be there! Not to mention that in this active engagement of teachers, some risk developing a new perspective on pedagogy, the use of digital technology, more authentic assessment, communication with parents, the organization of the teaching profession… Teacher 3.0 in view! "
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