It all started quite by accident. To be honest, I don’t even remember how it happened that I met Krzysztof Ciurka, a teacher of vocational subjects and entrepreneurship in TEB Edukacja, branch in Krakow. What I remember is definitely Krzysztof’s excitement about our solution. In fact, he was a great enthusiast of Revas Business Simulations Games and their use in school education from the very beginning. What’s more, he was even one of the first people to convince the headmaster that it was worth implementing the simulations in school.
The beginnings of the simulation in the Krakow branch of TEB Edukacja.
First months of using simulation in the business and entrepreneurship courses confirmed that Revas Business Simulation Games are highly valued not only by Krzysztof, but also his students. They say that simulations really engage them and they talk a lot about them during breaks and after class.
Olga Salawa, student of 3. semester of cosmetic services comments: “Business Simulation Games allow us to become a manager of a beauty salon. It creates a sense of responsibility for our decisions and really engages us.”
“Thanks to the simulation, we can test our knowledge, abilities and entrepreneurial skills, as well as use theoretical knowledge in business practice.”
Those positive opinions convinced us that it was worth making efforts so that Revas Business Simulations Games were used in all branches in Poland. It should be emphasized here that TEB Edukacja belongs to the largest group of entities operating in the education industry in Poland. It is the TEB Group. Every day, TEB Edukacja offers education in post-secondary and medical schools, in technical colleges, in secondary schools of general education for adults, and language junior high schools. Moreover, it organizes courses and trainings as well as qualification vocational courses. When drafting a proposal, TEB Edukacja first of all takes into account the expectations of its students.
Implementation to all branches of TEB Edukacja
The first discussions in the TEB Edukacja headquarters turned out to be very positive. Our vision of practical training regarding the students’ entrepreneurial skills turned out to be same as the vision of TEB Edukacja. Therefore, in 2018 other 12 branches joined the group of TEB schools using Revas Business Simulations Games. They use the simulations for practical business teaching.
One of the new teachers – Certified Trainers of Revas Business Simulations Games was Mrs. Iwona Chudzicka from TEB Edukacja Częstochowa. Mrs. Chudzicka is also satisfied with the introduction of the simulation to lessons. “The participation in the game is enjoyed by all students. The vast majority of students prefer this form of lesson, especially – which was quite a surprise to me – the students who have problems with the traditional form of teaching showed their organizational skills and great interest in elements of economics, marketing, market reactions and in-depth analysis of their decisions. Moreover, the idea of competition causes even greater interest of “difficult” students in this game. The students themselves are able to notice the gaps in their knowledge, and they immediately complete it. Undoubtedly, for a teacher, just observing the students’ assimilation of this form of knowledge is satisfying. I think that this is a fantastic help in the didactic process used during classes on the Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business. This applies not only to technical colleges students, but also to students of post-secondary schools.
Since September 2019, Revas Business Simulations Games have been used in all 45 TEB Edukacja branches in Poland. We very much hope that in the following years both teachers and students will be the same satisfied and interested in the lessons conducted with the use of Revas Business Simulations Games.
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