Recently I read an interesting article highlighting the idea of Pop culture being recognised through academia. The idea of modernising curriculums which have been in place for generations is innovative and will spark debate amongst many, young and old. Many people wonder if there is a place for Pop Culture in the educational system.
“Teachers want to modernize curriculums for contemporary generations.”
I think people often forget that pop culture is a collection of ideas that permeate the lives of a society and has a significant impact on the way we view the world around us. Pop culture has so much to offer, such as entertainment, sports, news, politics fashion and technology. It is an integral part of who we are as people.”
Our new EPIC project aims to highlight the importance of popular culture especially in relation to educating the youth of today on entrepreneurship. Our partnership believes that we can, and must, do more to build entrepreneurial skills among young people. We will do so in two ways. Partner organizations blend a mix of experience in youth work with minority groups, entrepreneurship education and teaching expertise which will be used to develop and share innovative approaches to non-formal learning, especially via digital tools. In this way, the project enables the participation of a much wider group of young people than is possible through traditional youth or VET structures on their own. Keep your eyes peeled on our website for more information and the materials which we will be developing over the next two years!