Quick summary: Students will consider the entrepreneurial behaviours of people who act to make people’s lives better. They think about their favourite inventions, watch a short explanatory clip about entrepreneurialism and connect their favourite invention to the entrepreneurial behaviours that led to its development. Students then dig deeper into a list of entrepreneurial behaviours, watch a clip about a real-life-example of Orange Sky Laundry, and make connections between the founders and volunteers of the charity to entrepreneurialism so that they better understand the good that entrepreneurialism can do in our world.
This lesson supports La Trobe University’s Aspire Generation initiative, which empowers students to drive change through community engagement, volunteerism and leadership opportunities.
- What is an entrepreneur?
- What is an entrepreneurial mindset/behaviour?
- What are the benefits of entrepreneurialism?
- How can entrepreneurialism make a positive difference to society?
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 Work Studies
- Identify types of entrepreneurial behaviours and their opportunities for application to 21st century work and enterprise (ACWSCL010)
- Explain how the application of entrepreneurial behaviours can address a range of work and community challenges and provide benefits personally and to the community (ACWSCL011)
- Practise the skills and attributes underpinning entrepreneurial behaviours (ACWSCL012)
Year 10 Work Studies
Assess the benefits of developing an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ and its relevance to 21st century work and enterprise (ACWSCL029)
Examine the creative and problem-solving techniques used within workplaces to resolve the tensions arising in business and community projects (ACWSCL030)
Complete an action project utilising entrepreneurial behaviours to address an identified challenge or opportunity (ACWSCL031)
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students understand entrepreneurial behaviours and their importance for work and in addressing a range of challenges.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students explain the importance of developing entrepreneurial skills and a distinct profile to access and manage 21st century work opportunities and challenges.
Topic: Enterprise Learning
Unit of work: Aspire Generation – Work Studies
Time required: 90 mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Computer and device capable of showing online clips to the class. Entrepreneurial Behaviours list.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, internet research.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, social enterprise, community service, work preparedness, charity.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.