knowledge based on Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate of Social responsibility;
knowledge of ecosystem for promotion CSR and social entrepreneurship in and outside school;
capacity of the teachers in teaching about running virtual small scale business ideas;
awareness and public attention to the need of education new generations of responsible Entrepreneurs;
methodology how to integrate social entrepreneurship and corporation of social responsibility in different subjects;
competences of social responsibility, criticalthinking and creativity
Performing a comparative Analysis with needs assessment done in three countries which will provide overview of the situation of Entrepreneurship Education and embed of CSR and SE Modules for high school students;
Developing Teacher Toolkit on Teaching Entrepreneurship with embedded CSR and SE Modules for high school student;
Organizing training for teachers with their opportunity to network will be delivered;
Drafting and finalizing Policy recommendations on the topic will mobilize stakeholders and bring momentum to the topic.
„Students today – responsible entrepreneurs tomorrow. Teacher‘s toolkit“
Development of education for Social entrepreneurship and Corporate of Social responsibility
STRET teacher‘s toolkit
to develop teaching Entrepreneurship by adding new concepts to the knowledge and practice: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE).
Create three intellectual outputs:
to perform a survey for learning the situation in four partner countries regarding teaching Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social Entrepreneurship (SE) as a cross-curriculum or a separate subject;
to create Teacher’s toolkit based on teaching CSR and SE;
to prepare policy recommendations "The Road to New Generations of "Students Today – Responsible Entrepreneurs Tomorrow".
Short-term joint staff training focused on the use of the IO "STRET Teacher Toolkit".
Four Multiplier events in each partner country (Lithuania, North Macedonia, Croatia and Belgium)
6th December – 7th December 2022
5th Monday arrival
10.00 – 10.30 presentation of the hosting organization
10.30 – 11.00 coffee/tea
11.00 – 12.00 presentation of the hosting institution (short presentations in a flexible way)
12.00 – 13.00 revision of the project aims and objectives
13.00 – 14.00 lunch
14.00 – 15.30 the context of STRET.TT-2
15.30 – 16.00 coffee/tea break
16.00 – 17.30 Work package 1 administration and management
18.30 – Dinner
9.00 – 10.30 work packages 2
10.30 – coffee/tea
11.00 – 11.30 work packages 3
11.30 – 13.00 work packages 4
13.00 – 14.00 lunch
14.00 – 15.00 work package 5
15.00 – 15.30 coffee/tea
15.30 – 17.00 strategy for effective implementation
17.00 – 18.00 questions and finalizing the meeting
18.00 – cultural activities and dinner
8th December departure
Venue: Lizdeika Gymnasium
•Madalina Tomas, Scoala de Valori, Romania
•Mirela Samoila, Scoala de Valori, Romania
•Marina Peshovska, Rade Jovchevski-Korchagin school, North Macedonia
•Lidija Stojceva, Rade Jovchevski-Korchagin school, North Macedonia
•Marjan Icoski, NGO ARNO, North Macedonia
•Berenice Carbone, The institute Marini Gioia, Italy
Head of meeting: Skirmantė Petraitienė,
Minute taker: Vaida Domeikienė,
The meeting was organized among teacher participants. The necessity of the meeting is to discuss project objectives, its results and 5 work packages as well as to discuss the project activities and the timetable of implementation of all work packages. Skirmantė Petraitienė opened the meeting with a brief presentation about the host country, Radviliškis region and Lizdeika school. Then the meeting proceeded with short presentations of each partner school or NGO. Romanian partners presented their NGO called Scoala de Valori (School of Values) which focuses on youth empowerment through the value-based education. North Macedonian partners made a presentation of Rada Jovchevski – Korchagin school, which is provides students with a 4-year secondary education in Skopje. Marjan Icoski, a representative of NGO ARNO, Skopje, told the meeting participants about his organization and 4 programmes they are working on: social innovation, sustainable development, philanthropy and youth. The final presentation was made by the Italian partners, who are from the Institute Marini Gioia, Amalfi. The educational institution consists of 3 branches: classical languages and culture, scientific and technical. Teacher Berenice emphasized the uniqueness of the land, because it is highly touristic area in Italy.
Skirmantė Petraitienė started a discussion of the project results, how to write reports, how to manage finances, what the requirements of National agencies are. She mentioned that Lithuanian national agency asked her to organise the working group and share responsibilities as fast as possible . She also got a question who was going to be responsible for the intellectual output. Marjan said that project partners could take external consultants to help with one or another part of the project e.g. competences if they do not have experience in a particular area. However, Skirmantė explained that external consultants have to be employees of the project schools. Marjan’s idea was to have consultants for writing the manual of digital tools. Another idea was about including Philanthropy into 3 project schools curricular as educational activities such as successful initiatives, cofounding campaigns, good practices of volunteering activities. Philanthropy part should be revised and new material must be added based on the reflection of students and teachers who implemented the Toolkit. It was decided to conduct a lot of surveys and questionnaires before organising activities and after them in order to get feedback from students and teachers to know which parts of programme work or not. It was also emphasised the importance of application of assessment and evaluation methods not only in social entrepreneurship classes but also in classes of different subjects.
WP1 was discussed. It includes management and administration. Lithuanian partners shared the experience how they used the management money (transport expenses, extra activities which make projects more powerful). It was decided to create Google drive document to have all documents in one file and have What’s up group for communication.
WP2 includes Revision of STRET.TT Toolkit and Philanthropy Concept. The first thing that should be done is the revision of the IO2 - Teacher’s toolkit and its improvement by enriching the content with new methods and digital tools. The second thing that should be done is that the toolkit has to be filled with the field of Philanthropy. It was decided to create a google document to put all ideas and questions for a questionnaire for all project schools to use until the 23rd of December. The group agreed to prepare a questionnaire until the 9th of January. It was suggested for Italian partners to organise the questionnaire among 10 teachers who are going to implement the project activities. Marjan also suggested giving pre-testing and post-testing activities to students to get feedback to find out if the toolkit works. The questionnaires must be organised in online platforms to meet one of the project objectives – to be green.
WP3 consists of competences guidelines for teachers, the toolkit and results. The project partners decided that the first training would be held for 6 days in Amalfi, Italy, on 30th March – 5th/6Th April, 2023. Then Marjan explained the responsibilities of each partner. First, Lithuanian school Forward with the subcontractor Scoala de Valori, Romania, would organise the training for teachers, then all partners would have online sessions with Scoala de Valori on the Digi.Comp.Edu platform. Also, all project partners would be involved in writing the intellectual output of competences framework, its translation into local languages, Teachers, who participated in the trainings, would also transfer their knowledge to other 10 teachers in each school. ARNO would do the promotion on the eTwinning platform. The coordinator of the Lithuanian team accentuated the importance of updating the competence assessment. Italian teachers suggested involving more teachers from other schools to take part in the training in Amalfi. For the dissemination of the project results multiplied events should be organised: 50% online and 50% at schools.
WP4 includes Digital Tools for Teachers for Reflective Learning of Students Guide –Toolkit. Romanian and Macedonian NGO organisations would be responsible for that part. The trainings would be organised in North Macedonia. Job shadowing was also discussed, which could be based on the material and competences gained after 2 trainings. Job shadowing mobility is planned for one week in April -May, 2024.
WP5 is devoted to promotion and dissemination of the Toolkit on multiplier events in all participating countries. The dissemination conference should be organised at the end of the project in October-November 2024 to promote the Toolkit, the digital tools. At least 50 teachers from other schools should take part in the final project event.
The partners quickly went through the timetable of the project activities:
•Work package 1 – September 2022 – December 2024
•Work package 2 – December 2022 – September 2023 (revision, creating curriculum, applying in September 2023)
- LTTA1 – March 2023
•Work package 3 – April 2023 – December 2024
•Work package 4 – November 2023 - December 2024
- LTTA 2 – December 2023
-Job-shadowing – April 2024
•Work package 5 – September 2022 – December 2024
All project partners agreed disseminate all activities in the newspapers and to place the links of all articles, news reports on the project website. It was suggested to invite regional TV to promote, for example, job shadowing.
The final discussion was connected to the project requirements, regulations and final report.
In the final report the project participants will have to report how the values, attitudes and competences have changed among the target group - students. The Italian teachers suggested testing the students’ knowledge by giving them the questionnaires before the start of the project, in the middle of the process and at the end of the project. Lithuanian coordinator supported the idea by adding that the first thing her school has to do is to pre-test the students and the teachers and organise the questionnaire and share with all partners. It was decided to involve first and second year students. For every activity project participants will have self-evaluation in the google form.
The first STRET.TT project meeting was held in Brussels at Out of the desk partner‘s organization on 9th February 2019. During this meeting the questions and respondents for the survey were talked about. The partners discussed on their own teaching practice and cleared up who is allowed to teach entrepreneurship at schools. The different practice in the partner countries were presented and discussed how entrepreneurial education can be integrated at schools.
The groups STRET.TT concluded that two types of the questionnaire should be prepared. The survey presented different approaches. Each partner institution will be doing the survey and Lithuanians will finalize.
The partners looked through the content of IO2 and IO3 and specified the further work and projected the content of the second coordinator’s meeting in Rijeka Croatia on 25th–26th May.
The second coordinator’s meeting was devoted to present the results of the survey and find out the needs for projecting teacher’s toolkit. Each partner presented the results and discussed the needs for the teacher’s toolkit. The partner from ARNO presented the content of the desk research and shared their practice from the previous projects considering the presentation of the data. Moreover the partners discussed on the desk report and decided to include the European data considering social entrepreneurship. In addition the partners presented their practice regarding entrepreneurial education and made strategies for opportunities to include social entrepreneurship and corporate of social responsibilities in the school curriculum in the partner schools. The partners talked about the documents which could help to learn more about teaching social entrepreneurship. The partners shared their good practice examples, mostly the North Macedonian partners, of teaching social entrepreneurship. The Croatian partners presented their good practice as well linked to CSR.
(the first coordinator’s meeting)
10.00–11.00 Reapplying STRET ((strategic partnership) before coming to Brussels discuss with the school‘s administration for joining the partnership ARNO Coordinators)
11.00–11.15 Coffee/tea break
11.15 – 12.30 Work on IO1 (questionnaire)
12.30–13.00 Website (information)
15.00–16.00 STRET Tool kits requirements for filling in document
16.00–16.30 Discussion on timetable for future activities IO2 and timetable for training
16.30–17.00 Other project activities
Radviliškis, 18th–19th October
(the third coordinator’s meeting)
Presentation on the Toolkit sections and sharing ideas and tasks, interim report (reflection) from each country, documentation)
Presenting activities and implementation of the project tasks
Discussion on the lesson plans and SE and CSR integration in school subjects (part I)
Discussion on the meeting (trainings for teachers) in Rijeka in February
Administrative issues (reports and documents from each country)
Leaving for dinner
Discussion on the teacher’s training content
Future project activities and sharing tasks among partner institutions
Discussion on the lesson plans and SE and CSR integration in school subjects (part II)
Discussion on the part I, II, IV and V of Toolkit
Exploring Lithuanian culture and dinner
Rijeka, 25th-26th May
(the second coordinator’s meeting)
Presentation on the finding of the survey
Discussion on the Integration approach of SE and CSR in the curriculum
13.00 – Lunch
15.00 – 16.30
Discussion on Manual content (part I)
Discussion on the organization of the STRET. Teachers toolkit.
11.00 – 12.30
Discussion on LTTA session and selection of the teachers from the partner institutions
The partner schools’ teachers were participating in the short staff trainings in Rijeka, Croatia. The training consisted of the 6 day course. All participating teachers had been creating the lesson plans which are one part of teacher‘s toolkit before the trainings. All participants were planning the possibilities of the integration SE and CSR to their teaching subjects. The participants expressed their interest and motivation for the integration SE and CSR to their teaching subject. The Modules have been designed to best transfer knowledge and know-how to the participants in line with the previous project findings (study for teachers’ needs considering teaching SE and CSR).
The participants had sessions based on learning the concept of social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, study visits by visiting SE and CSR in Rijeka, examples of running student virtual companies, best practices by integrating SE and CSR while teaching different subjects (English, Science, mathematics, Literature), teaching SE and CSR to high school students. The trainings also developed employability skills for the students embedded in the digital era etc. The specific training design was done in lead of the NGO partners and upon relevant findings of needs assessment and tailored approach for teacher education.
The trainers were from two partner institutions which are NGO: ARNO (North Macedonia) and Out of the box (Belgium), one trainer was invited from Skopje Institute of Economics.
The trainings were assessed with good and very good grades.
Social enterprise and corporate of social responsibility visited by the participants:
ERSTE BANK – CSR
RIPERAT – SE
FAMILY ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATION – SE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlT0PBnuFDs&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR16rV7dR_05CtnQCelL-qRrsUa-Kssy7RQKdTqJ2pSdzjsrQaoxntaI_r0 ( 1.06 min to 1.25 min)
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