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Why It Works

 

Best Teaching Practices

 

Situated Learning

Cooperation

Direct Instruction

Critical Thinking

Literacy Strategies

Authentic Assessment

 

Research-based methods proven effective with low-achieving students are built into daily EnterprisePrep learning and earning.

 

Situated Learning

  • EnterprisePrep situates active learning in an authentic business context:
    a student-owned Corporation.
  • The Corporation functions as a community of practice, fostering positive relationships among students and teachers. 

Cooperation

  • The Owners' Agreement establishes principles of cooperative learning (positive interdependence and mutual accountability) for Corporate and Kiosk Teamwork.
  • Teamwork, Leadership, Meeting, and Workshop Procedures facilitate promotive interaction.

Direct Instruction

  • Direct instruction, used to teach business concepts and Corporate Procedures in Workshops, combines explanation and modeling with practice and feedback.
  • Direct instruction transfers management responsibilities to Owners as they demonstrate proficiency and leadership.

Critical Thinking

  • Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Evaluation Procedures help Owners use critical thinking to manage their Corporation.
  • Brainstorming and questioning infuse these management processes.

Literacy Strategies

  • Literacy strategies strengthen reading, writing, speaking, presenting, and listening skills needed to operate and manage business.
  • Process-oriented Writing Procedures guide Owners in authentic assignments, e.g., advertisements, business correspondence, memoranda.

Authentic Assessment

  • Procedures checklists with built-in standards can be used as rubrics for assessing performance in real business contexts.
  • Owners evaluate their own performance and award Sweat Equity (bonus shares) for achievement, effort, and leadership.

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