entrepreneurial thinking, innovation (needs identification, problem solving, risk-taking, creativity, cooperation and teamwork, etc.)
In this activity students face a problem from everyday life: They are relaxing in a designer lounge chair, enjoying a book and a nice drink. When they decide to place the drink on the ground,they find they cannot reach it. They are called to solve this problem (in groups), by building a structure that can hold a tray with two cups of coffee and a plate of cookies. Before building their structure, they decide together with the teacher what should constitute a successful challenge (e.g. how high should the structure be). Thea are also informed by the teacher about the materials they can use and how much time they have. Upon completion of the structure, the students discuss the procedures followed, as well as the distribution of roles to achieve their goal.
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