Yoop.fi is developed in HOTIT OPIT project (2018-2020) which is a national higher education development project funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. It is part of YYTO frame project that aims to enhance student entrepreneurship.
HOTIT OPIT project conducted a nation-wide study focused on the experiences and views among higher education teachers on the use of recognition of prior learning (in Finnish AHOTointi or hottaus) and accreditation of learning demonstrated in some other way (in Finnish opinnollistaminen) in entrepreneurship. Based on the results mof the study, Yoop was developed to support recognition and accreditation of learning in all higher education institutions offering entrepreneurship studies in Finland.
Yoop seeks to inspire students and teachers by providing a basic information about how to recognise entrepreneurship competence and integrate it into degree studies. It includes an entrepreneurship competence self-assessment tool based on the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp).* Yoop provides helpful information and tips for how students can apply for the recognition of prior learning as part of the degree to earn credits. Yoop also encourages students to negotiate with their teacher about the opportunities to replace some of their future studies with activities that accumulate entrepreneurship competence outside the higher education institution.
Yoop includes a separate section for teacher with recommended measures and examples of good practices.
The web tool has been developed in co-operation between Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences.
University of Turku (Coordinator)
Åbo Akademi University
Turku University of Applied Sciences
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
LAB University of Applied Sciences
University of Oulu
Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
University of Turku, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Project Researcher Satu Aaltonen satu.aaltonen[at]utu.fi.
Project Director Kirsi Peura, PhD, University of Turku
*Map your entrepreneurship competences section has been developed and adapted from EntreComp – the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (Bacigalupo, M., Kampylis, P., Punie, Y., Van den Brande, G. (2016). EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union; EUR 27939 EN; doi:10.2791/593884).