This report sets out the key findings from research on The Paradigm Shifters: Entrepreneurial Learning in Schools initiative (‘the initiative’), a collaboration between Mitchell Institute, the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals (VASSSP), the New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council (NSWSPC), and 21 government secondary schools in New South Wales and Victoria.
We found that entrepreneurial learning can help grow the capabilities that are needed for lifelong success. By identifying and solving problems, communicating ideas and taking more control of their learning, students found more relevance in their education and experienced impact that stretched beyond assessment marks.
Teachers also benefited from participating in the initiative. Teachers expanded their learning approaches and reflected on how their role can support students - sometimes as an educator, other times as a mentor, co-learner or advisor.
With this knowledge, governments and systems should support schools to try new learning approaches and connect with other schools working transform learning experiences.