“Entrepreneurship education is a relatively new subject, at least in many countries, and teacher education in that area is often event more recent. Discussions in Budapest and Istanbul highlighted that there is already a wealth of didactic material and resources in place but participants stressed the need to deepen and widen existing knowledge and to improve pedagogical tools. Thi’s in turn calls for more research efforts, as pedagogies and didactic tools should be based on good quality research.” (p.60)
Wide range of support measures are required at national/regional levels to support teacher education for entrepreneurship. The curriculum and pedagogy of entrepreneurship needs to be focused on providing teachers with active learning opportunities in experiential environments, and using appropriate assessment methods.
Increased mobility and networking at the European level would aim to foster the development of selfsustaining communities of interest. Such groups can support continuous improvement and innovation on teaching methods, and also help to disseminate their practice and enthusiasm to new teachers.
Our STRET Teacher Toolkit is built on this premise and experience on already built KA2 partnership from 4 counties: Lithuania, Croatia, Macedonia and Belgium. Our STRET Teacher Toolkit goes beyond teaching Entrepreneurship by adding new concepts to the knowledge and practice: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship. These both areas have a room for further research at EU level and thus make this project more relevant and beyond the recognized potential and importance of investment in Entrepreneurial Education.
The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.