HOW LONG DO THE STUDIES LAST FOR A CHILD?
Studies have shown that in order to create a common habit (such as tooth brushing), we need 21 consecutive days in which to perform that activity. Also, studies claim that in order to assimilate and create a habit for a foreign language, we need four to five days of practice.
We believe that in order to learn how to think and act in entrepreneurial terms, we need more than five years.
Considering the fact that theoretical sessions, as well as visiting companies take 90 minutes, once a week, and that selling activities are done once a month, we recommend a minimum of two years of courses, followed by carrying out business projects.
At the end of the first two years, children are ready to come up with, to implement and to carry out their own mini-businesses (either individually, or in teams).
Starting with this moment, KEN Academy becomes their partner in project management and mentoring.
WHY ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION?
WHY START AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE?
AS A PARENT, HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND THE PROGRAM BETTER AND HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD LIKES?
Firstly, before applying, we recommend an individual meeting with the parents, in order to explain the details regarding the curriculum and style of work. This meeting also implies a session of questions and answers. This is followed by a trial session, so the child can find out whether s/he is ready for enrolling. After this, we decide together the course of our collaboration, which consists in signing a tripartite agreement (professor – child – parent). Moreover, parents will keep up with the children’s activities through periodical updating made in theKEN World (the Academy’s Intranet): https://sites.google.com/a/kenacademy.org/draft/
HOW MUCH FOCUS IS ON THEORY AND HOW MUCH ON LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE?
The program is based on learning through experience in a higher percentage than the one existing in traditional schools. Theoretical elements are presented mostly through practical activities and visits, as well as through innovative games and role-playing in the classroom.
WHAT ARE THE TIMETABLE AND THE PLACE WHERE THE COURSES TAKE PLACE?
The timetable is set up at the beginning, when a new group is organized, taking into account children’s availability – we are searching for solutions in order to establish a certain day and hour a week, for the session. KEN Academy is based inside the Tornado building, situated in Jiului Street nr. 2A, Bucharest. However, because of the applied component, course sessions take place in other locations as well, such as: the premises of partner-companies that we visit (e.g.: Kanara Print, RTC, Diverta, etc.), or, in the case of marketing and selling events: malls, fairs, museums, and parks.