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What do teenagers have to do with solving a century old conflict? Enabling Enterprise volunteer Claudia Colvin shares her experience of how a summer camp run by Seeds of Peace taught her more about dealing with conflict than a whole degree in Conflict Resolution.

With anti-bullying week taking place in schools all across the UK [...]

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What is too young in the world of enterprise?
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Our Education Associate Leah Dowty reflects on her experience of primary school teaching, and the role of enterprise:
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People often assume that enterprise learning is best suited to secondary school students learning about the world of business, their personal finances and developing skills that they only need [...]

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Enabling Enterprise founder Tom Ravenscroft reflects at the beginning of another Global Entrepreneurship Week on whether it’s really all worth it.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is with us again.
With it, comes a torrent of statistics: the 50% of people who would like to start a business, the 5% who actually do. The rising youth unemployment and falling [...]

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Not everyone speaks English.
With the dwindling number of modern languages students at GCSE and A Level, the government is panicking about the impact this may have on students’ skill sets. The concern is that languages are beginning to be viewed as a subsidiary skill, of less importance than other core subjects. [...]

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On 27 – 28 September 2012 the second ‘European Workshop on Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education – CPD’ took place at the Brdo Estate Conference Centre near Kranj, Slovenia.

Enabling Enterprise was represented among the 90 delegates from 24 EU Member States, Pre-Accession Countries and countries participating in the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme [...]

Enabling Enterprise is Three

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Tom Ravenscroft, Founder and Managing Director
As I write this, Enabling Enterprise has just celebrated its third birthday.
But the idea that became Enabling Enterprise began on the day I found myself staring down my Year 10 group. There was one of me and 30 of them.
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Business is not writing invoices…
I was a business studies teacher, [...]

First Impressions

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We asked Henry, who has just started volunteering with us, to give us his thoughts on what made him want to work for a start-up social enterprise in the education sector. Here are his first impressions:

Since I graduated from university back in 2010, I’ve stumbled through a lot of internships and job applications, from [...]

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Challenging Time for Young People
The word ‘NEET’ has dominated the newspaper headlines of the past year. As the economy wavers and the job market toughens, a generation of young people have been confronted with a growing gap between education and work, which has prevented many from taking those first steps into the world of work. [...]

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It was announced today that Michael Gove has called on the qualifications watchdog to let Russell Group universities set A-level exams, and has instructed exam boards and ministers to ‘take a step back’ from dictating their content. This is amid fears that young people are woefully unprepared when they start higher education. A [...]

Why Learn?

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When I was in Year 7 at school, we had to memorise the dates of all English monarchs’ reigns since 1066.  I remember this (not the names) because even at the time as a wide eyed, un-cynical twelve year old child, it seemed arbitrary and pointless.  Nowadays, when I learn something, it’s because I want [...]

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