Session 501

Title: Student Entrepreneurship and Real Life Learning

Presenter: Peter Hutton – Keynote

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Target Audience: K-12, Teachers & Executive


So much of traditional education seems about preparing students for the future. When given the chance, young people want to do real things, now!!!

That means making real mistakes, overcoming real setbacks and interacting with the real world beyond the school walls. School communities can be thriving micro-economies run by students (with a little support) if we just change our thinking. Templestowe College employs 70 of its students to help run the school, allocates $30,000 per annum for business start-ups, and has its own entrepreneur and business school in residence, all without an additional dollar of government or philanthropic funding.

Requirements: Nil