Profile of a Teacher to Promote Digital Entrepreneurial Attitudes

This profile focuses on the teacher competences needed for facilitating the development of a digital entrepreneurial mind-set and attitude.

We can divide those competences in different sections: 

• Organizing a challenging and inspiring learning and working environment for students. An ‘explorative’ space where students and organisations are encouraged and welcomed to explore their potentialities and find ways to actualise them.
• Designing authentic challenges or projects together with colleagues, students and local entrepreneurs
• Mobilizing inspiring role models sharing real life stories about entrepreneurial challenges or experiences 

Coaching (mentoring) skills: f.e. personal SWOT analysis technics / wheel of values / self-motivation / goal setting

Methodologies enhancing entrepreneurial attitudes and skills to discover opportunities, to gain resources and putting ideas into action such as:
• CANVAS business models
• Design thinking
• Appreciative inquiry
• Scenario planning 

• (Online) networking / use of social media / influencing
• Setting connections at different levels (regional, national, international)

• Team building, conflict management, creation of effective teams

• Communication skills
• Empathy
• Resilience, tenacity
• Active listening
• Motivation, leadership 

• Internet research skills
• Digital / IT skills / social media
• Numeracy
• Data management and analytics 

Specific knowledge of entrepreneurship (EntreComp)

Structure of the Train the Trainer Programme

Taking into consideration this profile, the EIDE programme to train VET teachers to be entrepreneurship ambassadors is the following:

Entrepreneurship (2 hours)

- Definition of an entrepreneur
- Features of an entrepreneur. The EntreComp framework

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Coaching skills (5 hours)

- The role of a coach
- Personal SWOT
- Wheel of values
- The importance of active listening
- Setting SMART objectives 

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Active learning methodologies (4 hours)

- Challenge based learning
- Design thinking 

Objectives of the module

Being able to create a network is a key competence for an entrepreneur. Having a network will help to expand the business, choose the best providers, reach customers and get support from other entrepreneurs and/or oganizations which provide support and advise to entrepreneurs. On the other hand, teambuilding is also very important to create a good working environment where everyone feels included and valued, where everyone´s work is important and adds value to the company and every member of the team is encouraged to contribute with ideas and a proactive role.
With this module we intend to provide some tools/techniques addressed to improve the competences of a teacher to create effective teams from the start, by choosing the right combination of people, and to keep the effectiveness of the team and the nice working atmosphere during its performance. The teacher can use these tools/techniques with his/her own students and later on the students themselves can use them in the case they set up their own business.
Lastly, we will also provide some tips about how to network, which ways can be used to create a personal/professional network which can be very helpful for any learner.

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Networking and team building (3 hours)

- Creating effective teams (Belbin method)
- Peer coaching (Intervision method)
- Conflict management 

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Digital competences (4 hours)

- Digital tools for data gathering and analytics
- Social media management
- Digital tools for an entrepreneur (Google sites, Wordpress, YouTube, infographics, newsletters…)

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