Second Workshop in Kópavogur, Reykyavik (Iceland)

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The second workshop in Iceland (from June 25-27, 2014) was marked by a comparative and scheduling perspective. First, we focused on portraying the profiles of different entrepreneurship approaches as well as on presenting a comparison of entrepreneurship approaches in the partners’ countries. Based on this comparison, we could further develop our mutual understanding of entrepreneurship education. A criteria-based grid was developed in order to be able to recognise dominant patterns as well as to make particularities visible. The following criteria were used: the respective understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, the strategic orientation and the degree of institutionalisation of entrepreneurship education, curricular structure, deployed resources, the educational approach, types of evaluation, and expected developments and challenges.
The second part of the workshop was using this basic understanding to develop another conceptual approach. Aiming at the facilitation of an entrepreneurial mind-set, we discussed the challenges that may arise during the process of development and promotion of attitudes towards entrepreneurship.

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In order to develop our educational approach within the Deserve project, we discussed the potentials and limits of game-based learning, experience-based learning and design-based learning, as well as a proposal connecting those principles. The workshop ended with an outline of the next workshop in Romania, in which the educational approach will be exemplarily tested with the project partners before conducting final tests with students of the partners’ countries in Estonia.
Thanks to the excellent organisation and the very supportive teacher team from Reykjavik, we were able to discuss and to work really productively. The support of the workshop and the cultural and culinary insights into Icelandic characteristics were impressive and will surely be kept in good memory by all project partners.