We’re starting an entrepreneur unit off.
Rather than have the kids spend their time learning about markets and visiting to ‘tune in’ before finally taking action by having a market day at the end our ‘tuning in’ was to have the market day straight away.
The kids were given $5 and a date for the market day and the rest was up to them.
Starting this way got the unit off to a fantastic start.
- A void of information exposed children’s questioning techniques.
- The opportunity to get started straight away had the children interested and excited in the unit.
- Children demonstrated their existing pre-understandings, how they collaborate and organise themselves.
- Each group had a set back to learn from and develop enabling personalised learning.
- Attitudes were on display.
The big question:
Where to after the provocation?