11 Principles of Simama Ranta

The Simama Ranta outlines key components of effective entrepreneurship education, which allows schools to evaluate their efforts in relation to these criteria.

Principle 1

Effective entrepreneurship education is based upon a clear understanding and communication of what the word entrepreneurship (operational definition) means for the school, as it is applied to all the related initiatives of the school. Such an understanding is comprehensive to include thinking, feeling, and behaviour.

Principle 2

Effective entrepreneurship education utilises good content syllabi materials within the classroom, across various subjects as it relateS to the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Standards linked to the particular National Curriculum Statement.

Principle 3

Effective entrepreneurship education is depended on the educator’s ability to follow innovative teaching approaches that align itself to facilitation rather than instruction.

Principle 4

Effective entrepreneurship education ensures continuous educator development within the field of entrepreneurship education and provides incentives for those educators who are in pursuit of such excellence.

Principle 5

Effective entrepreneurship education links in-school curriculum work with extra-mural activities where learners are able to apply and practice the theory through practical activities.

Principle 6

Effective entrepreneurship education involves parents, community members, business people, and other relevant stakeholders as partners in the development of the learners in pursuit of the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship.

Principle 7

Effective entrepreneurship education has clearly defined aims and objectives that it intends to achieve in a particular school, and measure itself regularly against these aims and objectives to evaluate progress made and to devise strategy.

Principle 8

Effective entrepreneurship education supports initiatives that have been initiated by learners in a manner that enhances the self-motivation of such learners.

Principle 9

Effective entrepreneurship education ensures whole school involvement in a manner that appreciates and enhances the role that the provincial Department of Education (DoE), DoE district offices, the School Governing Body (for Government schools), the principal, school management, administrative staff and teaching staff has to play.

Principle 10

Effective entrepreneurship education promotes entrepreneurship as a career choice amongst all the learners of a school.

Principle 11

Effective entrepreneurship education makes use of effective outreach and networking strategies.

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