Lesson 7 - BEING RESOURCEFUL

One who keeps striving,
One who has persistent nature,
One who takes self responsibility
He is an entrepreneur.

UDYAM SHASTRA- Chapter 5,Verse 3
KEY OBJECTIVES:
Reading this module and doing the students activities will enable the students to:
  • Time management.
  • Resource management.
  • Team Spirit.
  • Communication Reporting
ENTERPRISE CONCEPTS:
(Basic instruction regarding E.CONCEPTS to trainers: The trainer is requested to first read and follow the ‘Basic instructions regarding Enterprise Concepts to trainers’ and proceed further thereafter. The trainer should ask a series of leading and thought provoking questions to elicit answers from the students. These answers are expected to make the students understand these E.Concepts in their own words that they recognize and know).

Definitions of the E. CONCEPTS of the module “Being Resourceful”of the module

NEGOTIATION: A conferring, discussing, or bargaining to reach agreement.

TIME MANAGEMENT: The ability to perform or get the work completed within stipulated period, manage to complete all planned activities at stipulated time.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT : To make use of all resources at an optimum level, avoiding wastage and produce best results efficiently.

OUTPUT: The work done or amount produced by a person, machine, production line, manufacturing plant, etc., esp. over a given period.

ENTERPRISE SKILLS: 
(Basic instruction regarding E.SKILLS to trainers: The trainer is requested to first read and follow the ‘Basic instructions regarding Enterprise Skills to trainers’ and proceed further thereafter. 

The students activity is designed to clarify the CONCEPTS of the module and develop some ‘ENTERPRISE SKILLS’ (E. Skills). The E.Skills included in a module may not be exhaustive but are only indicative. E.Skills stated in modules elsewhere may also get addressed through the activities of a module.:

NEGOTIATION : The ability to strike a bargain to get maximum profit or best benefit of resources, minimise bad effects of problems.

TIME MANAGEMENT:  The ability to complete the task within the stipulated time. Ability to manage many things at a time and accomplished them all within time limits.

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Optimum utilization of many resources [human / non human] causing minimum wastage and making it least expensive.

REPORTING : A formal or official presentation of facts or of the record of some proceedings.

COMMUNICATING :
(1) The act of transmitting
(2) a) a giving or exchanging of information, signals, or messages as by talk, gestures, or writing
     b) the information, signals, or message

STUDENTS ACTIVITY

Activity 1- --“I CAN DO IT”
This activity is conducted in regular class room and not in E-Lab. Children should have a access to their own bag and should get a chance to go next class to borrow the essential things.
Permit them to go out of class, as found suitable.

Instruction to Students:
  • Form groups as suggested by the teacher.
  • Accept the pack of stationary materials provided bythe teacher. Observe the contents of the pack.
  • You may not find everything you need in the pack.
  • You are allowed to take things from your own bags or borrow from others.
  • Keep in mind the limit for completion of the task.
  • Make cards using the given material of any size and any design for any occasion.
  • Make as many cards as possible.
  • At the end of the time limit display your creations.
  • Choose your best card by voting in groups and present it to the class.
  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class.
Activity 2- --“HOW DID I DO IT”
Let the students work in the same group as activity 1. Ask them to recall their experience in activity 1 and discuss to answer the questions in the worksheet.

Instruction to Students:
  • Form groups same as formed in activity 1.
  • After completing the activity, each group should present and share its main discussion points with the rest of the class.
1. Number of cards made by us. ______________

2. The wastage of material by us. Much / Not much / Hardly any.

3. Make a list of the things used by you which were not provided.
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4. How did you manage to get those things ?
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5. Was it easy to get whatever you wanted from people ?
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6. Have you said no for something you had but could not give ?
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7. Did you like this activity ?
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8. What did you like about it ?
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9. How does it feel when you finish a difficult task ?
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