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Second PEAT-EU newsletter (now: EntreAssess)
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EntreAsses (formally PEAT-EU) is an Erasmus+ project running from 2016 - 2018 that aims to map innovative assessment methods in entrepreneurial education. 

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Welcome

Welcome to this second newsletter from PEAT-EU - which is now EntreAssess! In this newsletter, let us update you on the progress we have made since our kick-off meeting in October and engage with you in conversation on practical entrepreneurial assessment tools!


If you feel like re-reading our first newsletter, you can do it here.

PEAT-EU is now EntreAssess!

What do we mean 'PEAT-EU is now EntreAssess'? Formally, the project has not changed of course - we are still out to develop a practical assessment method for entrepreneurship education. But in order to reflect a visual identity that engages, inspires and activates you - our audience - we aligned our name, colour scheme and logo. Having decided on the EntreAssess name in Swansea in October, we have since been able to develop our logo and are now proudly showing it to you for the first time!


Let us know what you think! We are on Twitter as @PEAT_EU!

We launched our website!

With the introductory work done, we are now also launching our website! Have a look at www.entreassess.com!

What does the website offer you?

For starters, you will be able to access ten concise and very practical one-pagers with information on different assessment methods, tools and how you can use these in your teaching. In addition, we have specific one-page introductions to tools that are out there and will continue to upload more. For example, you can learn about LoopMe, the social learning media app that we introduced in our last newsletter to understand how it works, its benefits and challenges, its relevance in entrepreneurial learning and how you may use LoopMe in feedback assessment. All tools are also furnished with examples from practice to kick-start your imagination and use in classroom! 

In addition, we will have a blog section where you will hear about news in entrepreneurial assessment, where we share thoughts and invite conversations on our work.  

In the future, we will of course share and explain our progression model on the website too!
The project team in Thingvellir National Park

Second Project Meeting in Iceland

On 15 and 16 March, our second project meeting took place in Laugarvatn, Iceland. Led by the University of Iceland, it focussed on determining the most prevalent approaches to assess entrepreneurial learning outcomes at schools.

The theme of the meeting was: Assessment of learning outcomes: Teacher perceptions, training needs and most widely used methods. We presented the different approaches to assessment of competences on regional and national level in partner countries to come to an understanding what our progression model on entrepreneurial assessment should look like. A first draft was also discussed.

In addition, we reviewed a set of 10 one-page documents that we developed in the follow-up to our first meeting in Swansea that explain different assessment methods and give examples of tools and how they may be used in entrepreneurial learning. These will be a foundation for the website that we are launching. 

As in Swansea, we heard from local teachers. This time, we spoke to two primary school teachers who teach entrepreneurial competences and talked with them how they assess their students. It was interesting to hear from the teachers, their information on the national curriculum guiding them as well as to think big and imagine what can be done. We also want to hear from you on this - keep an eye on our newsletter as we will run a survey over the summer to capture your perceptions on entrepreneurial education assessment!

If you want to get in touch before that to join the conversation, email us at info@bantani.com!

Partner News

UWTSD: Wales Nexus Conference on 3 - 5 May

The University’s Annual Learning and Teaching Conference will take place on 3rd, 4th and 5th May 2017 at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea.
Sign up here

Bantani Education: Policy into Practice event on 11 May

#PiPEnt is a pilot event showcasing entrepreneurial and creative learning EU-funded projects to share what they did and what they have learned in the process. Bantani wants to show the value and impact of these projects, disseminate the good work happening across Europe and make sure further projects can learn from what has been done before. The event will be in Brussels. Sign up here!

Adventures in Iceland

Being part of an emergency rescue to help a stranded motorist in freezing conditions wasn't on the agenda of the EntreAssess team when we went to visit Iceland. - But that's what happened!

Following the team meeting, some of the project partners stayed on one more day to follow the invitation of our University of Iceland project coordinator Svanborg R. Jonsdottir to be given a tour of her farm and the stunning surrounding landscape in her area including the volcano Hekla. Whilst on the road with Svanborg and her husband Valdemar, who drives the local school bus and is an expert in Icelandic winter conditions, we spotted a car in the distance of a snow-covered road. And there was someone waving frantically at us! 

It was a Canadian school teacher who had been stranded for over an hour and a half in a snow drift and even the police said they couldn't help her, telling her to wait for another car to pass by ­which was unlikely in the extreme. She told us that all she had been doing was crying as she realised she was in serious difficulty. Valdemar got us close to the vehicle and together the team pushed her car out. Svanborg then drove it back to the main road and Sarah the teacher continued to accompany us to our next stop on the tour, an ancient farm, where the roads in the area were clear.

What's next?

  • Our third project meeting will take place in October in Sweden

Project partners

University of Iceland, School of Education (coordinator)
VALNALON, Spain
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK,
Me Analytics AB, Sweden
Calasanz Santurtzi S.L., Spain
INNOENT: RG Menntaráðgjöf SLF (with Bantani Education), Iceland
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