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The entreprenasium offers scope for entrepreneurial behavior. Not only for the student, but also for the teacher and the school. That requires freedom and ownership [1] in creating your own entreprenasium yourself. However, to avoid wild growth, it is important that an entreprenasium remains recognizable as a concept. The starting point for this recognisability are characteristic values. What the entreprenasium will have to offer as added value, and in what period that is realistic, the participants need to speak out themselves. The entreprenasium should thereby enrich existing education as much as possible. It is important for sufficient support that the added value of the entreprenasium should also be mentioned in each individual subject.


" Freedom but commitment " is a cry that enterprising people can undoubtedly appreciate. Ownership demands individual responsibility for what (goals) and freedom in how (learning) [2]. The goals must be in line with what one normally learns at a school or an enrichment that society attaches importance to ( 21st century skills). Entrepreneurial or productive learning should be learned so that this leads - for enterprising students - to learning at a very high level (self-directed discovery) [3].


In order to successfully introduce an innovation such as the entreprenasium, this should yield visible added value for those involved and other parties for both the pupil, teacher and the school [4]. The final output, that what has to be achieved, when the school has established a fully-fledged entreprenasium, must be quantified beforehand. This concerns matters relating to, for example, higher throughput percentages, higher level, number of companies created, relationship between school / society, increased cash flow due to increase in pupils and sponsoring and the like.


Values ​​

The entreprenasium is a school of enterprising people , brought together by a shared passion. Passion is therefore a core value, which translates into the two core values ​​of ownership and entrepreneurship. These two core values ​​will have to be recognizable in all aspects of any variant.


Enterprising behavior is further developed as a talent through personal development (directed self-discovery) and a climate / culture that is characterized by aspects such as

  • faithful,
  • openness,
  • warmness and
  • understanding

for yourself and the other.

Quality mark

A school that wants to call itself entreprenasium sends a request to the Entreprenasium Foundation with a link to the entreprenasium portfolio of the school. The Entreprenasium Foundation assumes that a school that calls itself entreprenasium is faithful to the concept and is open about what really matters in terms of values ​​and climate. The quality mark is therefore given in full confidence on the basis of the data in the portfolio. The Foundation can take the initiative to visit the school. This can be based on the portfolio, an alert or a question from the school. On the VLE the school can find support for applying for a quality mark and drawing up a portfolio.



What do we already do as a school in the field of entrepreneurial learning? How enterprising are our students already doing? What enterprising talents do our teachers and school leaders bring with us?

To scan how entrepreneurial learning is represented, one can gather all kinds of feedback before and during implementation. Several instruments are currently being developed on the ELO to support a school in this. Make an action plan based on this scan in order to make optimal use of the existing talents and activities - you are fine, let's use it -

Quality system

The school can demonstrate that it has installed a quality system in which the progress of the entreprenasium, the enterprising pupils, teachers and school leaders can be quantitatively proven and substantiated:

  • has created a school climate in which enterprising students feel at home and teachers feel qualified to offer the required education to this group of students,
  • has formulated its own vision on and derived educational objectives for enterprising pupils that fit within the total policy of the school,
  • has implemented a curriculum for both enterprising pupils and a much broader group (less enterprising) in the school,
  • has appointed a team of specialists, supported by supporters from all departments, who in turn trained course instructors in dealing with entrepreneurial learning behavior.


A school that has implemented at least three You the Projects, which are organized by the entreprenasiasts themselves, automatically meets the requirements of a entreprenasium.

The school builds up an (online) portfolio with the participants that substantiates that the school can call itself entreprenasium. This portfolio is easy for anyone to consult (for example via a separate page on the school website). The following issues can be monitored by the school itself (collecting evidence) and communicated (portfolio):

  • Culture: At the entreprenasium students and teachers feel that they own the education. There is thus no structure based on position, but on shared responsibility. This culture is conditional for stimulating enterprising behavior.
  • Professionalism: The school can accurately record the progress of each entreprenasiast, intrapreneur and school by themselves in a portfolio so that others, even outside the school, can follow and verify the development of professionalism.
  • Achievement: As an extra monitoring, the school can have an annual progress test on all concepts that apply to the entrepreneur, together with, for example, the entrepreneur scan. This not only provides feedback for the student, but also whether the pupils have learned sustainable concepts with the manner and requirements of the entreprenasium.
  • Documentation: Take-up entreprenasium and special care for enterprising pupils is done on the website, in the school guide, school plan, care plan or other document that shows that the school structurally embedded the entreprenasium in the organization.
  • Program: The part of the program of entreprenasiasts that is specifically designed for them and the realized enterprises and ( You the Projects).