Lauaxeta School

In short: Lauaxeta School is located in the Basque Country (Spain) and educates students in primary, secondary and Baccalaureate education. The School is considered to use a well-considered model in terms of competence-based training, and entrepreneurial projects in particular. In fact, the development of both an entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial skills have been included in every education programme within the School.

Age group: Students between the ages of 12 and 16 years.

Initial challenges: The School identified a need for the right methodology to develop an entrepreneurial spirit among students between the ages of 16 and 18 years, as this was considered to be a key competence.
What they did about it: The School designed and introduced entrepreneurial skills programmes and associated assessment, as well as an annual school entrepreneurship fair. Students are tasked with going outside of the School to identify real issues and needs and the creation of business models to address those needs, ensuring that they create value and benefits for the community in line with social entrepreneurship principles.

Results: The introduction of entrepreneurship programmes, supported by the annual fair, had a positive impact on students and their motivation, and contributed to the development of key competences, which are assessed and form part of the final grade.

Relevance for entrepreneurial teaching: The assessment of entrepreneurial skills has been seen to transform pupils as the active learning and teaching methodology adopted is motivational and has allowed students to play a leading role in the development of their social entrepreneurship projects.

Method and applied assessment tools: Students take part in self-assessment and peer-assessment by means of digital tools related to e-assessment.

Contact information: Maritere Ojanguren E-mail: ikastola@lauaxeta.eus

Website: http://www.lauaxeta.eus/en

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