Due to the popularity of entrepreneurship lots of students are positive about starting their own business. But even if they don’t want to become an entrepreneur, organizations ask for an entrepreneurial mindset. So, education has to focus on entrepreneurship. As a consequence: vocational education is forced to change its qualification. These should entail: orientation towards entrepreneurship, enterprising behavior and running your own business. But most teachers really don’t know what to do or how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset with todays students.
Being entrepreneurial is an umbrella term for an entrepreneurial mindset and behavior. It is thus a prerequisite for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship – in our definition – is seeing opportunities, exploiting them and creating value for yourself and others. And value is much more than just money. An entrepreneurial mindset helps everyone in daily life such as at home, at school, and at work. Good news: it can be developed, also among students. Especially if it happens in a continuous and blended learning environment, but it requires above all business coaching skills of the teacher.