Entrepreneurship education increases skills, knowledge and attitudes that children and young people use to build their own path towards the future. It strengthens their preconditions and positive attitude towards studying, work and succeeding in life.
Everyone of us is an entrepreneurship educator
Entrepreneurship education is part of every educational level's curriculum. It can incorporate entrepreneurship, strengthening working life skills and learning financial management.
Entrepreneurship education as an educational mode of action unifies teaching and enables pupils' skills to develop in a diverse manner. Important aspects are trying, functionality, learning by doing, teamwork, project-like working methods, business collaborations and tasks and experiences related to entrepreneurship.
The teaching emphasizes societal and working life skills, resourcefulness and taking initiative,group working skills, responsibility, innovativeness and creativeness and self-knowledge. Goal-oriented activities in order to achieve a common goal inspire to learn and take responsibility.
Pupils and students learn skills necessary for working life, recognize their own strengths and learn about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activities.
Entrepreneurship education as a part of everyday activities
Entrepreneurship education can be incorporated in using different learning environments, materials and tools and in activities with agents outside the educational institution.
The regional model for entrepreneurship education
The City of Oulu's entrepreneurship education work is based on the regional model for entrepreneurship education in North Ostrobothnia in years 2023-2027.
Entrepreneurship education in Northern Ostrobothnia means building a sustainable future, strengthening entrepreneurial and working life skills and competence identity, working together, everyday activities and continuous learning.
Join the Entrepreneurship Education Network of Northern Ostrobothnia, Pyrytys!
The entrepreneurship education network of Northern Ostrobothnia promotes collaboration, functions as a platform for developing activities and gathers together different operators working for the same theme. The collaboration raises educational institutions', teaching staffs' and students' awareness of the area's lines of businesses and businesses' competence needs.
The City of Oulu - Business Oulu and Education and Culture Services - coordinates the entrepreneurship education network of Northern Ostrobothnia and the local network of Oulu. The free network is open for every interested individual or organization to join.
The regional network meets 4-5 times per school year. The meetings offer a chance for networking, sharing good practices and learning new. In addition to the meetings, the network encourages building local collaboration.