UKids

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UKids is the title of an Erasmus+ project and refers to the Youth Start Social Entrepreneurship Programme for Kids. In the project (09/2017-08/2020), higher education institutions and primary schools from six countries (Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Hungary) cooperate with each other. The responsible entity for managing the project is the University College of Teacher Education Vienna/Krems.

The project’s aim is to enshrine (Social) Entrepreneurship Education in a sustainable way in the teaching and learning programmes of the educational institutions of the six participating countries: as part of the education and training of primary school teachers at universities and in the partnering primary schools.

The project builds upon the results of the Erasmus+ Programme Policy Experimentation project “Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges”. In the context of UKids, parts of the existing Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges Programme are further developed and new forms of teaching and learning about Social Entrepreneurship are established. New materials (Social Entrepreneurship Access Points) for the use in teacher education are being developed, tried and tested, and finally implemented. An action research approach forms the scientific basis of the project.

For information on the project activities and further results click here.

 

What are the achievements of UKids that build upon Youth Start?

  • Six existing Challenges of the Youth Start Entrepreneurial Challenges Programme for primary school levels were further developed, modified, and adapted in four countries (Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, and Hungary).

    • A1 Idea Challenge: Creating Value
    • A1 Empathy Challenge: My feelings, your feelings: Giraffe Language
    • A1 Storytelling Challenge: Creative Writing 1
    • A1 Idea Challenge: Get your Ideas Moving Forward!
    • A1 Be A YES Challenge: Concentrate on the things which are good for you!
    • A1 Trash Value Challenge: Recycling adds Value – New Creations from the Rubbish Bin
  • Two new Challenges were created and translated into seven languages (German, English, Finish, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, and Hungarian):

    • A1 My Community Challenge: Solving Problems Together (= The WILMA inventors’ workshop)
    • A1 Lemonade Stand Challenge: Selling is Fun! (= Market Day)
  • Video clips explaining the eight Challenges were created and translated into the six project languages and English.

  • All of the 23 Youth Start video clips explaining the Activate & Concentrate exercises were translated into the six project languages.

  • All of the eight Youth Start video clips on Mindfulness were translated into the six project languages.

 

Teaching materials and video clips

The complete and tested materials will become available upon completion of the project (31/08/2020).The European Commission support for the production of these learning materials does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

A1 Idea Challenge: Creating Value  DE   EN           
A1 Empathy Challenge: My feelings, your feelings: Giraffe Language  DE   EN           
A1 Storytelling Challenge: Creative Writing 1  DE   EN           
A1 Idea Challenge: Get your Ideas Moving Forward!  DE   EN           
A1 Be A YES Challenge: Concentrate on the things which are good for you!  DE   EN           
A1 Trash Value Challenge: Recycling adds Value – New Creations from the Rubbish Bin  DE   EN           
A1 My Community Challenge: Solving Problems Together  DE   EN           
A1 Lemonade Stand Challenge: Selling is Fun!  DE   EN           
Why Mindfulness? A training programme for use in school, daily life and the professional routine  DE   EN           
Activate & Concentrate. Classroom exercises  DE   EN           
Video clip explaining the A1 Idea Challenge: Creating Value  DE             
Video clip 1 explaining the A1 Empathy Challenge: My feelings, your feelings: Giraffe Language, two video clips  DE             
Video clip 2 explaining the A1 Empathy Challenge: My feelings, your feelings: Giraffe Language, two video clips  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 Storytelling Challenge: Creative Writing 1  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 Idea Challenge: Get your Ideas Moving Forward!  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 Be A YES Challenge: Concentrate on the things which are good for you!  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 Trash Value Challenge: Recycling adds Value – New Creations from the Rubbish Bin  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 My Community Challenge: Solving Problems Together  DE             
Video clip explaining the A1 Lemonade Stand Challenge: Selling is Fun!  DE             
Activate & Concentrate, 23 video clips  DE   EN   PT   FI   NL     
Mindfulness, eight video clips  DE   EN           

 

 

Partner institutions in the Erasmus+ project UKids:

  • KPH - Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems

  • IFTE - Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship

  • Praxisvolksschule Krems Mitterau

  • Praxisvolksschule Wien Mayerweckstraße

  • University College Absalon

  • Klostermarksskolen

  • Universität Oulun Yliopisto

  • Ritaharju School

  • Universität Eötvös Loránd

  • Stichting Protestants Christelijk Hoger Beroepsonderwijs Utrecht,

  • Marnix Academie

  • Oecumenische Basisschool Het Drieluik, Primarschule

  • Instituto Politecnico do Porto

  • Agrupamento de Escolas do Cerco do Porto