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Przedsiębiorczość w procesie uczenia się w koncepcji Guya Claxtona
The financial education of children

Author(s): Lidia Wollman
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: entrepreneurship; learning power; disposition
Summary/Abstract: The approach to entrepreneurship in learning is presented in the article as one of the four basic dispositions in the concept of Building Learning Power of a British cognitive psychologist Guy Claxton. According to him, entrepreneurship means the readiness, willingness and ability to learn in different ways. This disposition is described by four types of capacity: curiosity, making associations, imagination and capitalization. An enterprising learner is curious of the world, asks many questions to search for the needed knowledge, which s/he can both relate to the already acquired knowledge and make use of it in everyday life. Such a learner applies imagination as a tool for reasoning and uses intuitive hints. Enterprising learners make use of all available resources in order to learn – e.g. books, dictionaries, the Internet, telephone, as well as the knowledge of their peers or other people. Entrepreneurship can and should be shaped from the earliest time and in each school subject. This is done if learners are offered more freedom, are faced with interesting problems or open tasks within their interest range, and if teachers themselves present such an attitude, becoming models of entrepreneurship for their learners.

  • Page Range: 128-139
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish