Resources for Teachers to foster entrepreneurship and innovation skills in students

Rebecca Weicht will share a variety of tools and resources that educators across school types and age groups can use to foster entrepreneurial skills in their students. She will base these on the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp) that outlines 15 entrepreneurial competences across three areas and show how entrepreneurial education is about doing education differently, rather than doing more.

Rebecca Weicht is co-founder of Brussels-based non-profit Bantani Education, developing and supporting creative and entrepreneurial learning policy and practice. Rebecca strongly believes in the power of education to provide opportunities for all and that it should prepare students not only for a job but for a life well lived. As such, she drives impactful projects in entrepreneurship education working among other for the European Commission (development of the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework and co-authoring the accompanying user guide) and international partners to explore innovative and teacher-friendly assessment approaches for entrepreneurial skills in formal education. Her most recent work includes an international project bringing entrepreneurial and foreign language skills together for children at primary school age (CRADLE), and on behalf of Bantani she works on a policy reform project funded by the European Commission to develop a teacher competence framework for entrepreneurial education with supporting CPD (EntreCompEdu). Rebecca is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and in 2017 was named a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellow by the U.S. State Department and the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.