This is an example of a short student project in which students learn how to organise an event through undertaking practical work. The project requires students to take responsibility and work in an entrepreneurial way under the guidance of a teacher. These guidelines can be applied to organising different types of events.
2–4 weeks, workload approximately 2 credits
- Developing entrepreneurial work-life skills.
- Students are aware of and confident in their own abilities.
- The student will set goals for him/herself and develop his/her competence identity.
- Students will show perseverance in pursuing their goals and learn from their experiences.
- Students will learn to tolerate uncertainty and risk in their activities.
- Students will be able to work constructively and well in a team.
What entrepreneurial skills does the tool strengthen?
Planning and managing, tolerating uncertainty, ambiguity and risk, and working with others.
Tips for implementation
Teachers could start by providing an information session and then joint meetings in the form of a debriefing every few days. There could also be time allowed for ‘full-time’ work a couple of days before the event, the days of the event and one day afterwards.