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Introduction To Entrepreneurship
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Course overview

Welcome to Entrepreneurship Grade 10

Entrepreneurship intends to impart the basic concepts of entrepreneurial skills to learners that will enable them to create jobs for themselves as well as for others in future. This course will help learners to apply the business knowledge, skills and attitudes they acquire, to solve environmental, economic and social problems in their everyday lives.

Entrepreneurship Grade 10—is this course for you?

The subject will help learners to appreciate the importance of good working habits, to develop positive attitudes towards work, and promote interest in self-employment. It will also help learners to initiate, organise and control a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME).

Entrepreneurship Course Outcomes

On successful completion of Entrepreneurship Grade 10, you will be able to:

  • identify local, regional, national and international needs and contribute
    towards development and employment;
  • play an effective and productive role in the economic life of the nation;
  • apply positive attitudes towards the challenges of co-operation, work,
    and self-employment;
  • apply practical activities to preserve and sustain the natural
    environment;
  • understand how the main types of business and commercial institutions,
    within the framework of SMEs are organised, financed and operated and
    how their relations with other organisations, consumers, employees,
    owners and society are regulated;
  • understand the language, concepts, techniques and decision-making
    procedures in business behaviour;
  • apply the skills of numeracy, literacy, enquiry, selection and the
    employment of relevant sources of information, presentation and
    interpretation in the running of an enterprise;
  • understand the nature and significance of innovation and change within
    the context of SMEs;
  • understand the effect of HIV and AIDS on business activity;
  • understand the impact and influence of business activity on the
    environment.

Timeframe

As a distance learner, your approach to learning will be different to thatfrom your school days. You will choose what you want to study, have professional and/or personal motivation for doing so and most likely be fitting your study activities around other professional or domestic responsibilities.

Essentially, you will be taking control of your learning environment. As a consequence, you will need to consider performance issues related to time management, goal setting, stress management, etc. Perhaps, you will also need to reacquaint yourself in areas such as essay planning, coping with exams and using the web as a learning resource.

Your most significant considerations will be time and space i.e., the time you dedicate to your learning and the environment in which you engage in that learning. We recommend that you take time now—before starting your selfstudy— to familiarise yourself with these issues. There are a number of excellent resources on the web. A few suggested links are:

  •  http://www.how-to-study.com/
    The “How to study” web site is dedicated to study skills resources. You will find links to study preparation (a list of nine essentials for a good study place), taking notes, strategies for reading textbooks, using reference sources, test anxiety.
  • http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
    This is the web site of the Virginia Tech, Division of Student Affairs. You will find links to time scheduling (including a “where does time go?” link), a study skills checklist, basic concentration techniques, control of the study environment, note taking, how to read essays for analysis, memory skills (“remembering”).
  • http://www.howtostudy.org/resources.php
    Another “How to study” web site with useful links to time management, efficient reading, questioning/listening/observing skills, getting the most out of doing (“hands-on” learning), memory building, tips for staying motivated, developing a learning plan. The above links are our suggestions to start you on your way. At the time of writing, these web links were active. If you want to look for more of
    these types of sites, go to www.google.com and type “self-study basics”, “self-study tips”, “self-study skills” or similar.

Need help?

The institution that offers this Entrepreneurship course to students needs to provide the following information to their students. Please insert institutional information where links appear.

The web address for this course: www.namcol.edu
The course instructor’s and teaching assistant’s names will be communicated to you via the learners’ support office. Contact person is Ms U.Kazombiaze at NAMCOL Head Office +26461-3205343; e-mail address: kazombiaze@namcol.com.na. Office hours are between 8:00 till 17:00.
The learner resource centre is at Yetu Yama Centre located at NAMCOL Head Office. The resource centre’s assistant is Mr Joel Kavetuna, kavetuna@namcol.com.na Office hours is between 8:00 till 17:00. For technical assistance with regard to website access and computer related issues, contact Mr I Williams, williams@namcol.com.na and Mr Deo Tsauseb tsauseb@namcol.com.na respectively.

Assignments

There is at least one case study activity and one assignment in each unit. The activities are self-assessed.

Assessments

There are three (3) assessment activities in this course.
The assessments should be completed at the end of a theme before you move on to the next unit.
Assessment 1 is based on work discussed in Units 1 – 4.
Assessment 2 is based on work discussed in Units 5 – 7.
Assessment 3 is based on work discussed in Units 8 – 12.

Feedback

Feedback for the case studies and assignments are given at the end of each unit.

Resources

Links to extra web resources are provided at the end of each unit. Other additional resources are available on the course CD and can be printed for your convenience.

Good Luck

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