The SET2CLIL curriculum is designed to be used by trainers and learners in a flexible way. It can be delivered in multiple ways:
- a traditional education trainer-learner(s) setting;
- by trainers and individuals to validate skills;
- for the purposes of self-study.
The SET2CLIL curriculum focuses on developing skills in Social Entrepreneurship (SE), English Language and Digital skills by applying the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) method. The curriculum provides the opportunity for both trainers and learners to develop key competency skills that are transversal and can be applied in a variety of different contexts with learners from different backgrounds in the SE sector. The curriculum will allow the learners to develop key skills in SE by studying content through different perspectives using every day English oral language, reading and writing skills and more subject-specific target language terminology through a variety of different digital means and resources.
A spiral approach to the curriculum was taken to develop strong links across each module, supporting the principle of scaffolding and enabling learners to reflect as they progress through the five modules. The content and learning outcomes of each module involving the development of SE, English and Digital Literacy Skills, complement each other and build on from the previous module.
The Curriculum is divided into 5 Modules, involving 20 hrs of learner effort each. The modules and a brief description of each is provided below.
Module 1: Social Entrepreneurship
This module provides the foundation of the curriculum. At the end of this module learners will be able to define the concept of social entrepreneurship and explain the differences and similarities between commercial and social entrepreneurship. Learners will have an understanding of who the social entrepreneur is and be aware of some examples. Learners will also develop an appreciation for the context of social entrepreneurship in terms of social change and how social entrepreneurship can be applied to social problems. Learners will be capable of examining the challenges faced by social entrepreneurs.
Module 2: Social Business Plan
This module enables students to develop a new Social Enterprise concept/work on an existing concept, early in the curriculum. Students can then build upon the output of this module (the Social Business plan), in the subsequent modules developing a spiral approach to the curriculum. The purpose of this module is to engage students in the social enterprise new venture creation process. The module gives students a pragmatic insight into the processes and systems required to conceive, research, and write a social entrepreneurship business plan. At the end of the module the students will produce a simple business plan, addressing 6 key areas on an online template.
Module 3: Personal Development in Social Entrepreneurship
This module aims to develop the learners’ communication skills for effective business communication through oral, and written means (face to face and digital). The learners will develop skills in a variety of different types and modes of business communication: Presentation Skills; Digital Communication and; Networking Skills.
The purpose of this module is to facilitate students’ developing their presentation skills and to enable student reflection on, and amendments to the social business plan.
Module 4: Support for Social Enterprises and Evaluating Success
This module anchors the first three modules in the curriculum and enables learners to further enhance their social business plan through the practical applications of the module content. This module allows the learners to become familiar with impact and measuring tools and how to apply them in social enterprises.
Learners will become familiar with EU social business policy and supports including Training, Mentoring, Networking, Operational and Strategic and Financial supports. They will also be informed regarding such policy and supports at a National level specific to their own country and context. The module ensures a focus is placed on different national/ regional contexts of the learners, and the variation in supports which they may have access to at a national level.
Module 5: My Potential as a Social Entrepreneur
This module allows learners to reflect and consolidate their learning from the previous modules to reflect on their potential in becoming a social entrepreneur. The module will also look at the importance of developing an e-portfolio and digital resources in promoting their Social Enterprise plan and themselves as a social entrepreneur.
The learners will have prepared an e-portfolio on an ongoing basis throughout the curriculum. This approach will enable reflection on learning. It will also ensure that students exit the programme with a practical output in the form of a social business plan.