If you have a look at the actual business world and a foresight of the future positions, you realize that to be able to analyze data, make conclusions and be capable of drawing innovative solutions (that must be technical and economically feasible) are the key aspects. Why not start building these capacities at school?
Although most of the subjects and units are based on metacognition that boost students´ capacity of thinking about the way they think and learn, a didactic unit called “Logic” would go beyond. The purpose of Logic would be to make student capable of solving problems by analyzing all the factors that could have an affect.
The teacher would provide them with techniques and methods they could use to deal with a problem o face a challenge. Sessions and units would be designed taking into consideration that students should improve they logic thinking progressively. Some of them could be based on mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Some activities would be planned to learn in a collaborative way, what means that students would be taught about methods and techniques (based on science) and afterwards they would be asked to work in groups to apply them when facing a challenge. Other kind of activities would be based on games, where pupils would be asked to pass different levels by solving different situations.
Have you ever watched or read Sherlock Holms cases? A sort of activities could be based on this famous detective. Working in groups, students should solve a mystery with the help of some tips. At the end all groups should have solved the mystery but the way they get it could have been different (different science application).
The objective of these activities is not only to learn how to identify information and efficiently analyze it, but also to work in group summing up capacities and knowledge, interacting using a foreign language and reaching agreements that permits the team to go forward.
The achievements would be evaluated taking into consideration the number of levels students passed, the techniques used, the collaboration among the group members as well as the use of specific vocabulary.
Why enterprenourship at the school?
Identify opportunities that might solve a problem or answer a social or market necessity are the origin of a successful business. There are some abilities that could be acquired in childhood.
A didactic unit would aim at developing the capacity of analysing data, identifying a real necessity and designing an innovative solution. Lessons would be focused on techniques that could be used in these three steps.
Activities focused on analyzing a situation and give to students time to imagine a solution would be habitual. In some cases students would work in groups with the aim of learning in a collaborative way and analyzing data from technical and economical point of view.
As a final task, students would be asked to make different oral presentations about their innovative solutions. Therefore, students should progressively improving their skills concerning analyzing data, designing a feasible solution and making presentations, at the time that improve their specific vocabulary and improve their speaking fluency, among others.
In the end, the ability of thinking out of the box would be the skill students would acquire with these two didactic units. It would help students to get good job positions and fortunately scale up quickly.