ERIC Number: ED399364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Entrepreneurial Skills for Small Business. Exemplar Curriculum Document.
Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This model curriculum provides materials and information for a 200-hour course to provide training in entrepreneurial skills and small business management. It is designed to help students identify opportunities and have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to develop innovative small business ideas into successfully managed small businesses. The first section covers these topics: target student group; curriculum length; delivery issues; options for sequencing delivery of the modules; requirements for entry, recognition of prior learning, and accreditation; and definitions of terms. The course consists of six modules: entrepreneurial skills; planning to start a small business; establishing a small business; managing and operating a small business; evaluating a small business; and entrepreneurial small business project. Each module lists the purpose, duration, and learning outcomes. Components provided for each learning outcome may consist of any or all of the following: learning outcome, assessment criteria, assessment, and range statement. Module 6 contains these additional materials: a list of entrepreneurial small business project topics; a list of 130 print and video reference and support material; and a list of 8 suitable textbooks. The section following the modules outlines the principles that underpin the development of the curriculum: significance of lifelong learning, role of competency statements, and curriculum flexibility. Two final sections suggest guidelines for implementation and evaluation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration, Business Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Models, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Self Employment, Small Businesses
Adelaide Institute, UNEVOC Centre, GPO Box 1872, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Product of UNEVOC, the International Project on Technical and Vocational Education.