Teaching the European key competence of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
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This article tackles the issue of enterprising teachers and how they can educate for the key competence of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as a cross curricular subject. It analyses the literature on entrepreneurship and enterprise education, didactics, competence and key competences. The article defines five aspects critical to teaching the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. These are expanded upon a questionnaire and administered as structured interviews with a group of Italian secondary teachers and workshop assistants. Results show how the interviewees make sense of and teach enterprise education according to their role and the subject they teach.