What is Enterprise Learning?

What is Enterprise Learning?

A national perspective

Enterprise learning is an approach to learning for all primary and secondary students that focuses on the development of enterprising behaviour in authentic situations. Enterprising behaviour involves students taking responsibility for actions in school and community situations where they develop and show initiative, resourcefulness, drive and commitment.

Enterprise learning enables students to develop personal characteristics through which they can successfully apply what is being learnt in the classroom to their wider lives. Enterprise learning encourages students to identify, initiate and successfully manage projects that are real and relevant for them.

(DEST Action Research to Identify Innovative Approaches to, and Best Practice in, Enterprise Education in Australian Schools: Findings from the project, June 2004).

Enterprise education is a priority area within the National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century, endorsed by the Ministerial Council for Employment Education Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) in 1999. It is also a key element of the MCEETYA Framework for vocational education in schools.

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