The entrepreneurship curriculum is catching on in schools around the globe

Study International | July 12, 2019

Is entrepreneurship the answer to creating job-ready students? Ten years ago, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said: “Innovation and entrepreneurship provide a way forward for solving the global challenges of the 21st century, building sustainable development, creating jobs, generating renewed economic growth and advancing human welfare.” Proponents of the entrepreneurship curriculum still believe this to be true. While traditional subjects provide foundational knowledge to students, they may not necessarily be enough to prepare them for a future that’s vastly different from now. Many jobs will be lost to automation, and technological advancements will mean the creation of new jobs, which suggests some of the skills prized today may not necessarily be important in the future.  Students will need to sharpen the skills that make them uniquely human, such as their creativity and critical thinking skills, to stand out from the crowd, and entrepreneurship education can equip students with that unique mode of thinking and more.

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An online learning plan covers the teaching strategies, communication rules, devices, solutions, and policies supporting online or blended learning in the school community. Keep the plan as simple as possible, but make the expectations clear for learners, teachers and guardians as to how to learn and teach online. An IB World School has agreed to share their online learning plan as an example of what to consider when creating one. This plan is updated regularly, as is common for schools using online learning under emergency circumstances.

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An online learning plan covers the teaching strategies, communication rules, devices, solutions, and policies supporting online or blended learning in the school community. Keep the plan as simple as possible, but make the expectations clear for learners, teachers and guardians as to how to learn and teach online. An IB World School has agreed to share their online learning plan as an example of what to consider when creating one. This plan is updated regularly, as is common for schools using online learning under emergency circumstances.

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