By Menziwa Msibi
Academics from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), recently participated in an Entrepreneurial Learning Workshop and Employability Task Team (EEETT).
The purpose of the workshop was to contribute to a shared understanding of what entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial learning is about. It also aimed to help educators think about how they can best prepare learners for the requirements of the DBE’s Entrepreneurship in Schools sector plan.
Keynote speaker Dr Ria de Villiers spoke about a vision world – a vision to better prepare learners with necessary skills and mindset for a changing world.
She said the DBE is currently piloting embedding this approach in school practice and the General Education Certificate.
“Entrepreneurship is not only about business creation and profit maximisation, but it also encompasses the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mentality,” added Dr De Villiers.
Participants actively engaged in the workshop and shared ideas on how to incorporate entrepreneurial learning in their modules to prepare their future learners for a fast-changing, volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
Attendees of the workshop share ideas on entrepreneurship education and entrepreneurial learning.