YOUCOOPE is an initiative cofunded by the European Union that aims to encourage educational institutions to include the cooperative model in their curricula and to promote it among young students and entrepreneurs.
Our team of 10 European institutions have designed an innovative blended learning methodology with resources and tools for educators to integrate cooperative entrepreneurial education’s concepts, skills and real experiences in their classroom. The resources you can find in this page will also encourage educators to seek the collaboration of existing cooperatives from your local context, to both gain awareness but also to facilitate school-to-work transition and real experiences.
The methodology has been tested in pilot experiences -and subsequently reviewed-, and it is now made available to download for any institution to benefit from its results.
This innovative training methodology combines face-to-face with online training, a blended-learning approach as a teaching method to promote the development of cooperative entrepreneurial transversal key skills amongst secondary and university education students by training educators to achieve a multiplying effect.
This blended-learning methodology and supporting tools are available to the public under a creative commons licence.
This guide focuses on supporting educators who are curious about socially beneficial and innovative teaching methods, and are willing to test and trial cooperative entrepreneurial education practices with their learners. We trust educators to adapt these tools, and the mix of practices proposed, to their own needs and context. This guide will help you to navigate all the pedagogical resources. These will help you to introduce entrepreneurial education in your classroom using the cooperative perspective.
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