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Teach like an Entrepreneur: Bringing Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

Learn how to teach entrepreneurial skills, inspire young people and transform teaching and learning to become more entrepreneurial

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Teach like an Entrepreneur: Bringing Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

Learn about different types of entrepreneurship

On this course, you’ll distinguish between different types of entrepreneurship, learn the value of entrepreneurial competences for individuals and society and align these with subject-specific learning in STEM.

You’ll come away able to embed entrepreneurial activities in your teaching through experiential learning techniques and challenge-based resources.

Recognise the value of entrepreneurship education

Educators are increasingly being encouraged to create curricula that are relevant in a changing world, while also improving student motivation and retention.

On this course, you’ll discover how entrepreneurial learning can create empowering educational environments that give students the opportunity to put ideas into action.

Encourage entrepreneurial mindsets and skill sets in students

You’ll develop a shared definition of entrepreneurship, understand key entrepreneurial competences and discover new methods and approaches for teaching creativity and entrepreneurship in the classroom.

You’ll evaluate and celebrate success and reflect on opportunities for collaboration and learning beyond the classroom.

Explore entrepreneurship education alongside an expert

Learning from internationally recognised entrepreneurship expert Professor Dana Redford, you’ll emerge able to embed entrepreneurial learning activities, design lesson plans, and put your learning into practical educational action.

What topics will you cover?

  • What are Entrepreneurial Competences?
  • Entrepreneurial Mindsets: Overcoming the Fear of Failure
  • Entrepreneurial Skill Sets: Tools and Techniques
  • Entrepreneurial Teaching: Putting Learning into Action

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore entrepreneurshp and distinguish between different types of entrepreneurship
  • Assess the value of entrepreneurial competences for individuals and for society and align these competences with subject-specific learning in STEM
  • Explain how cultural values influence entrepreneurship and recognise and be able to address the fear of failure
  • Identify and select challenge-based resources and work-based learning approaches that are best suited to the delivery of entrepreneurial competences in the classroom
  • Design lesson plans; embed entrepreneurial learning activities; evaluate and celebrate success

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for teachers that are looking to inspire young people and transform teaching and learning to become more entrepreneurial. While designed for secondary education teachers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM subjects), the course may also be of interest to other professionals seeking to encourage entrepreneurial behaviour in their students.

Who will you learn with?

President of PEEP, an NGO supporting evidence-based policymaking in education and economic development, Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, UC-Berkeley & global entrepreneurship expert

Who developed the course?

EIT RawMaterials

Initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, EIT RawMaterials is the largest European raw materials partnership.

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.



Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 6 weeks



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  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible


$189.99 for one year

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  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
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  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year

Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.

Available until 22 November 2021 at 23:59 (UTC). T&Cs apply.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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