By Madhur Gupta
The days of mere technical expertise in any field are long gone and every educational institution, whether a school, college or university, makes the conscious choice to create and encourage ‘lifelong learners’. With this philosophy in mind and with the government’s national education policy aimed at comprehensive learning, the CBSE program now encourages entrepreneurial skills.
With the growth of globalization, the demand for entrepreneurship education has also increased and more students are needed who can provide creative and intelligent solutions to complex problems.
Entrepreneurship is the ability to develop and run a business that solves a problem and entrepreneurship has become a demanding subject. Entrepreneurship has become increasingly attractive in the current economic climate.
In addition to generating jobs, entrepreneurship contributes to economic growth. So it’s a great idea to offer entrepreneurship classes to young minds to boost their problem-solving skills.
Understanding entrepreneurial skills
Entrepreneurial skills encourage young learners and students to be more curious, collaborative, creative and innovative and to have reasoning skills. It also teaches them interpersonal and communication skills in addition to having a willingness for risk management, innovation, adaptability and good networking skills.
Today, CBSE has projects and chapters included as part of the curriculum that encourage the entrepreneurial approach in students and enhance this type of learning which is beneficial for their future careers and lives.
In addition to providing many opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, the CBSE program also instills the value of becoming a “lifelong learner” and developing strong social and emotional skills that are integral to entrepreneurship.
The CBSE program has also incorporated the concept of “holistic” learning which focuses on learning outcomes, teamwork and other factors. These have been designed not only to fill learning gaps but also to be in tune with modern times and the changing environment.
Again, these developments and new changes are part of the entrepreneurial spirit and hold the key to a successful future.
Now let’s talk about the impact of teaching entrepreneurial skills to students
• Opportunity: There is opportunity for growth everywhere and ultimately it is about identifying the right type of opportunity. This is important learning for young students as they approach situations with an open mind and a solution-oriented approach.
• Tackling the curve balls that come your way: Entrepreneurship is also about rising to the occasion and meeting unforeseen challenges, taking risks, managing risks and trying to find solutions in the worst of times. In short, it makes students ready to face anything with a relaxed mind.
• Social abilities: These skills help foster connections and provide students with essential skills for dealing with people, situations in real-life scenarios. It also provides an opportunity to hone communication skills while developing good listening skills, empathy, negotiation skills and an understanding of diverse people in diverse cultures.
• Career evolution: Whether self-employed or part of a workforce anywhere, students learn that career growth is not just about mastering theory, but also being versatile and human. It’s also a great way to keep being innovative and creative.
In addition to emphasizing co-curricular activities, the CBSE program encourages students to develop strong values and establish a foundation for their future lives. CBSE is a student-friendly board whose curriculum also makes room for fun learning and cognitive skills with interactive materials. Both of these also enhance entrepreneurial skills and give students an extra edge in their learning and knowledge.
The program also encourages students to participate in extracurricular activities and sports with equal momentum. The idea is to be more holistic and to encourage a process of reflection. This again leads to honing entrepreneurial skills as students expand their thinking horizons and are able to find, imagine, create and implement a solution-focused mindset, which is also a essential skill to handle any unforeseen situation.
The author of this article is director of Genesis Global School.
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