NOUN model for entrepreneurship is characterised by three basic terminologies – Explore, Develop, Deliver. The model is focused on practice but based on theoretical thoughts that would help in eliciting creativity and innovation from the students.
Six questions often seek answers in entrepreneurial education – What are the areas of need? What are the required competencies to meet the need? Who are to be taught? What should they be taught or learn? How would they be taught or learn? What is the expected outcome? To provide answers to these questions requires brainstorming. The need focus shall be growth, innovation, employability and equity that lead to the economic and social development of the nation. To balance theory and practice, academics and practising successful entrepreneurs shall be identified in the six geopolitical zones and beyond to serve as facilitators. The Centre shall collaborate with recognised organisations in research, agriculture, manufacturing and services.
Students are guided on how they can explore their environments to identify areas of need and brainstorming on how such need could be met. This will lead to idea creation, creativity and innovation.
The outcome of the exploration is put into practice and tested against the required competencies and expected outcomes. The exploration stage is the theoretical stage while the development stage is the practical stage where the theory is put into practice.
The finished product or service is presented for consumption. The product and services are subjected to critique for improvement.
- Transformative and participatory leadership
- Learners as partners
- Virtual Learning – Synchronous and Asynchronous
- Face-to-Face – Workshop only
- LMS – Moodle
- Media – Radio, TV & Videos
- Braille for visually impaired
- Customized tablets/CD-ROM/Flash Drive for the prison