Objectives of the study:
To explore the understanding of entrepreneurial activities among children in the age group of 11-14 years.
To develop a module on entrepreneurship (intervention package) on selected themes based on real life sketches of first generation entrepreneurs, educational activities and skills necessary for entrepreneurship.
To identify the measures to assess the entrepreneurial spirit at the upper primary stage.
To develop the educational measures for the promotion of entrepreneurship education at the school level.
Sample of the study:
The study comprised 40 children with almost 50% girls from class V, VII and VIII.
Statistical Techniques Used:
Findings of the study:
Entrepreneurial values can be developed as life skills rather than only seen as an economic activity.
The inspirational nature of the curriculum motivates the child to grow with an enterprising spirit, develop the life skills to face challenges of life rather than pushing the child into it.
The cross disciplinary themes, cutting across the curriculum, can be brought down to the elementary stage in an understandable and comprehensible manner.
The study has helped in exploring and institutionalizing the pedagogic role of entrepreneurship in education and aims at qualitative change in educational experiences.
Finally, the study shows that entrepreneurship, in an educational context, is a way of thinking that learning about an idea is not the same as living out with that idea.