During the last year of high school in the Spanish school system, the students must prepare and present a research-based project – a mini-thesis. Alexandra made her thesis based on our round-the-world trip with the title “A Family Venture around the World – A real life learning experience”. This study was important to the whole team – it made us realize that our common dream was within reach!
During August-September 2010, Øyvin participated in a European educational program in Turku, Finland with the objective of promoting entrepreneurship education (3EP – European Entrepreneurship Educators Programme 2010). To be accredited 3EP fellowship and certified as an expert entrepreneurship educator, the participants had to present an educational project focused on entrepreneurship. Oyvin chose to prepare a program for learning and teaching entrepreneurship and internationalization using our round-the-world project as an educational platform. The project is currently under review by 3EP http://www.3ep.eu/ and is already credited with the support of The International Council of Small Business (ICSB) http://www.icsb.org/.
As our voyage commences, Oyvin and his team hope to continue this experience-based learning project and be able to share our story with school children and students along the way.