Junior entrepreneurship human interactions skills method

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Author list: Moreira, F., et al.
Place: Valencia
Publication year: 2019
Start page: 7956
End page: 7962
Number of pages: 7
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Career education emerge in a context of a society where the importance of the ability to anticipate

change, adapt to new circumstances, and invent new business practices is explicit. Some social and

educational dissatisfaction occurs when the school focuses almost exclusively on the development of

the convergent thinking of the students, forgetting the creativity in a divergent and contextual sense.

Assuming that creativity is a phenomenon that involves higher levels of consciousness and complexity

are addressed didactic options for the pedagogical training of teachers and for the organization of

curricular and extracurricular activities of the school, in order to develop participation, problem solving

and decision-making, reflection, interaction (through teamwork and networking), teamwork between

individuals with different backgrounds, and joint decision-making among actors with complementary.

This paper, regarding the entrepreneurial skills, and regarding previous research on entrepreneurship

and entrepreneurship education, stresses the role of human interactions skills (HIS) to the success of

the entrepreneurial process, both in terms of opportunity discovery/generation and of its exploitation.

Entrepreneurship is increasingly regarded as a social process embedded in social structures. One of

the most important results of the project-based approaches to learning, strongly recognized in the

literature is the development of students' HIS. This view assigns a pivotal role to social capital and to

networking in the entrepreneurial process, which can be a complex process requiring the combination

of several technological and non-technological competences and resources. These are often external

to the entrepreneurial team and distributed across a multiplicity of actors. Networking is therefore a

central skill in the entrepreneurial mindset, acting as facilitators in the process of information and

resource gathering and in the learning process (learning by interacting). Furthermore,

entrepreneurship is frequently a team effort and therefore teamwork skills become central. We

emphasize that for entrepreneurship it is indispensable to consider the competence of sustainability,

oriented in the objectives of sustainable development for society, as well as the valuation in the local

identity of the same with global projection. The Junior Entrepreneurship Human Interactions Skills

(JEANS) Method, using a curriculum supported by innovative material and technological resources,

enhancing formative evaluation, aims to provide the students the experience to identify and exploit an

innovative business idea and develop a project. The steps of training, training carried out and the

research plan to assess the competences developed by the JEANS Method are revealed.


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