"The overall goal of entrepreneurship education is to give students the attitudes, knowledge and skills to act in an entrepreneurial way. These broad dimensions of entrepreneurship education have been broken down into various categories which provide the framework for the wide range of specific learning outcomes adopted by European countries.
Category 1. Self-awareness and self-confidence are the entrepreneurial attitudes which constitute the basis for all other aspects of entrepreneurship. They entail discovering and trusting in one's own abilities which then allow individuals to turn their creative ideas into action. In many countries, these attitudes might be pursued as general education goals.
Category 2. Taking the initiative and risk taking, critical thinking, creativity and problem solving are also fundamental, but they are also specific attributes of an ‘enterprising self’.
Category 1. Knowledge of career opportunities and the world of work are learning outcomes that are not exclusively related to entrepreneurship, but usually form part of students’ general preparation for their future career choices. However, a sound knowledge of the nature of work and different types of work involve an understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur. This knowledge also allows students to define and prepare their place in the world of work with a well developed awareness of opportunities and constraints.
Category 2. Economic and financial literacy including knowledge of concepts and processes that can be applied to entrepreneurship.
Category 3. Knowledge of business organisation and processes is specific knowledge of the environment in which entrepreneurship is often applied.
Category 1. Communication, presentation and planning skills as well as team work are transversal skills essential to entrepreneurs.
Category 2. Practical exploration of entrepreneurial opportunities includes the various stages of the business set up process, including designing and implementing a business plan."