Rebecca is co-founder of Brussels-based non-profit Bantani Education, developing and supporting creative and entrepreneurial learning policy and practice. Her background is in communications and capacity building in the field of global sustainability, and she is an experienced project manager and trainer with additional specialisms in journalism and communications. She is able to translate complex thoughts to a variety of audiences, and has brought her skills to various projects in entrepreneurship education, working on projects for the European Commission (development of the user guide for the EU Entrepreneurship Competence Framework) and international projects to explore innovative and teacher-friendly assessment approaches for entrepreneurial skills in formal education (entreassess.com). Her most recent work includes an international project bringing entrepreneurial and foreign language skills together for children at primary school age (cradleproject.eu), and on behalf of Bantani she will soon be launching a policy reform project funded by the European Commission to develop a teacher competence framework for entrepreneurial education with supporting CPD. Rebecca strongly believes in the power of education to provide opportunities for all and that it should prepare students not only for a job but for a life well lived. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and in 2017 has been named aYoung Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative Fellow by the U.S. State Department and the German Marshall Fund of the U.S.
Blurb Bantani Education
Bantani Education is a non-profit based in Belgium, working collaboratively to drive entrepreneurial and creative learning. Bantani brings together extensive policy and practical experience working with public, community and private sector partners to embed entrepreneurial skills into any type of learning. It works to build collaborations and initiatives involving policy makers, educators, community and the private sector, to embed high quality entrepreneurial and creative learning practice and policy into formal and non-formal learning. With our very good EU and national networks in Europe and beyond, we are and have recently worked with the European Commission, OECD, European Training Foundation, national and regional governments and EU/national networks linked to education and economic development.
EntreComp into action: be inspired & making it happen
Skills are at the core of our changing world – as jobs become more automated, the ability to adapt and innovate using entrepreneurial skills and an innovative and creative mindset will become more important. If skills mismatches impede the ability of companies to grow, then traditional education structures and systems impede educators ability to implement this new type of learning. The education system needs to focus on testing applied and changing knowledge-based challenges – where the process of learning, failing, learning and failing again is celebrated, to include the how and why, not purely the what of learning.
EntreComp, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, is a new EU competence framework outlining the skills and attitudes needed to be entrepreneurial in this changing world. It provides the structured understanding that educators and education systems need to make these skills a learning priority. It emphasises the importance of learners developing the skills they need to create new value, in their own lives, for society, through cultural actions or in business.
Rebecca will share insights into the upcoming user guide to the framework, highlighting best practices to get started in using EntreComp, tips and tricks of how others have worked with the framework and examples of its application across education, community, businesses and start-ups, alongside resources that support the teaching and learning of the EntreComp entrepreneurial competences.