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Applying Experiential Entrepreneurship Pedagogy

March 14–May 8, 2022

Entrepreneurial self-efficacy is the key to unlocking students’ potential in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The Applying Experiential Entrepreneurship Pedagogy program is a deep dive into how to apply experiential, student-centric teaching practices to support students’ learning. It focuses on enhancing your teaching practice by showing you how to bring action-oriented lessons and ideas that support critical thinking into the classroom.

Understanding students’ expectations and incorporating student feedback is the cornerstone to a successful course. Throughout the eight weeks, you will gain a stronger understanding of the science behind student learning and directly apply this knowledge to your entrepreneurship classroom through real-time feedback by esteemed peers in the field.

Taught by Dr. Beth Goldstein, a Babson entrepreneurship educator who has spent the last 30+ years helping entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and students launch and grow their organizations, the program will help you explore the science behind student learning and create and deliver relevant, student-centered experiential learning activities.

Watch the Q&A Webinar Recording

Watch Dr. Goldstein’s Q&A webinar, in which she discussed the program, its learning objectives, and the outcomes you can expect from attending.

Upon completion of the program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the science of experiential learning in an entrepreneurship education context
  • Apply new entrepreneurship pedagogical strategies to facilitate learning
  • Strengthen your ability to design student-centric learning environments and lesson plans
  • Receive continuous feedback from the instructor and peers around the world to increase your confidence in your teaching practice
  • Practice using a variety of tools to support student learning and engagement

This eight-week Applying Experiential Entrepreneurship Pedagogy program includes four live synchronous sessions held every two weeks. While frameworks are provided to guide learning, participants will work with peers in the program to provide real-time feedback and develop their own systematic way to address entrepreneurship learning and teaching challenges.

Key Benefits

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Team collaboration with educators around the world to provide real-time feedback and peer review

Learn how to increase your students’ confidence in their entrepreneurial capabilities such as opportunity identification and risk assessment

Leave having developed and implemented a practical, research-based plan

When faculty collaborate, as we are with this course, the exchange of ideas provides incredible opportunities for methods that engage students and foster optimal learning.
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Topics Covered

Activating the Learning Process

  • Neuroscience of learning
  • Andragogy vs. pedagogy
  • Role of reflection, metacognition and mental models to support student engagement and learning

Learning Is Socially and Contextually Relevant

  • Why learning is social
  • Supporting entrepreneurial self-efficacy in the classroom
  • Diversity and multiple views on learning

Entrepreneurship Pedagogy and Content Knowledge

  • Aligning pedagogy with content knowledge
  • Incorporating the five practices of play, empathy, creation, experimentation, and reflection in your pedagogy

Designing Practice-Based, Student-Centric Classroom Experiences

  • Creating experiences that make learning stick
  • Student-centric tools and frameworks for success
  • Application of new pedagogy in your classroom
  • Critical reflection

Assessing Entrepreneurial Learning Through Knowledge Demonstrations

  • Tools to assess learning
  • Assessing knowledge demonstrations
  • Teams reflect and review pedagogy application
  • Due: Team presentation of collective learning

At A Glance

Next Date March 14–May 8, 2022
Format Live Online
Duration/Time Commitment 8 weeks

This seminar is kept intentionally small at 20 educators to provide a collaborative and individualized experience. To be eligible for the program, the applicant must be:

  • Entrepreneurship faculty currently teaching a graduate or undergraduate entrepreneurship course, and provide the syllabus upon application


Beth Goldstein

Beth Goldstein, EdD

Faculty Director, Adjunct Lecturer

Babson College’s Beth Goldstein has spent more than 30 years helping entrepreneurs, executives, educators, and students launch and grow their ventures and careers. She holds a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University where she researched the role entrepreneurship educators play in helping their students develop confidence, a growth mindset, and entrepreneurial grit. She is the author of three books on entrepreneurship and marketing, including Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Blueprint for Customer Engagement; Lucky By Design; and The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit.

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