Online course

Teaching Entrepreneurial Thinking

Get an introduction to what entrepreneurial thinking is, and how and why we should teach it.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 1 hour
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Find out how to effectively teach entrepreneurial thinking

We live in an uncertain and complex world, where the big problems of today and tomorrow are yet to be identified.

Teaching young people the skills and resilience to live and thrive in such a world is the purpose of entrepreneurial thinking.

This course will introduce you to what entrepreneurial thinking is, and why it’s an important skill for young people to learn.

You’ll understand the different types of entrepreneurship, and identify the approaches that best suit your teaching context.

You’ll discover how to produce a plan for teaching entrepreneurial thinking effectively.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is entrepreneurial thinking?
  • Where does entrepreneurial thinking sit within the Australian Curriculum and why should we teach it?
  • What are the types of entrepreneurship?
  • How could entrepreneurial thinking be applied in your classroom?

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Discuss why entrepreneurial thinking is an important skill for students to learn
  • Identify the type of entrepreneurial thinking that best suits your teaching context and learner cohort
  • Produce a plan for teaching entrepreneurial thinking

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and educational leaders who want to improve their teaching practice. It may also be of interest to anyone looking to support students in learning entrepreneurial thinking.

For Australian educators, this course aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):

• 1.1, 1.2

• 2

• 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

• 4.1

• 6

Who will you learn with?

Dr. James Davis PhD

James is the Entrepreneurship Leader for the Faculty of Education at QUT, with a career that spans commerce, science and education.

Who developed the course?

QUT is a leading Australian university ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide by the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in Brisbane, it attracts 47,000 students.

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