I am incredibly passionate about enterprise education in schools but how we educators go about inspiring and empowering enterprise in children is subject to debate. Should enterprise education be a statutory element of the curriculum? If so, at what age should it become statutory? Primary school? Secondary school? Should enterprise be lumped in with financial education or does it have a broader role to play? There are campaigners who want enterprise to be part of the curriculum but every sector has its champions and the curriculum is already jam-packed with topics teachers have to teach - just ask one! I for one, therefore, do not actually believe enterprise education should be a statutory part of the curriculum. What I do believe is that schools should produce a culture of enterprise amongst pupils. Enterprise and being enterprising is incredibly important in cultivating creativity, resourcefulness, resilience and a positive mindset.  

7 ways to create an enterprising culture in schools

Without getting too deep into the politics of developing an effective curriculum and whether or not we should be embracing technology in schools, I'd like to share some thoughts. The rapid development of technology and its uptake by everyone, including children, causes a number of...

Today we came across an article by Geoff Percival in the Irish Examiner online. You can see the original article here. It provides some great quotes from Professor Suzi Jarvis who is the founding director of the Innovation Academy at University College Dublin (UCD), which has...

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