Introducing Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

Module 1 of 6. In this module, students explore the impact social entrepreneurs can have on society. They examine case studies of actual social entrepreneurs, exploring their “entrepreneurial mindset”, key motivating factors, and different ways their social ventures have affected change and achieved financial stability. Students also learn the concept of sustainable intelligence and key principles of sustainability. Students then use what they’ve learned to begin framing their own motivation and mindset for an entrepreneurial project.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
4 x participation checklists
2 x case studies
3 x supporting materials
Learner resources1 x case study
1 x report
2 x worksheets
2 x supporting resources
Projects – experimentsn/a

Module key questions

  • What is social entrepreneurship and why is it valuable?
  • What is sustainable intelligence and how can it help an entrepreneur address the triple-bottom-line of people, planet, and profit?
  • How can conscious buying, fair trade, and fair-wage practices help create sustainable communities?
  • What is a “stakeholder,” and how can integrating stakeholder needs further the central purpose of organisation?
  • What is the mindset and what are the key motivators of a social entrepreneur?
  • What are my primary interests and motivations for a social entrepreneurship project?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7-9 | 13-15 years
Term 3 (Grade 7)
CAPS subjectEMS
Subject strandThe Entrepreneur

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills, and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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