Starting with ‘the end’

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?

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