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.

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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.

How and when will I have access to the course materials?

Course materials are provided via Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal. Materials will be made available to participants approximately one to seven days prior to the first live online session, depending on the amount of pre-work that participants are expected to complete in advance.

Where can I find the schedule for the days and times of the live online sessions?

The schedule will be sent to registered participants in the registration confirmation email (see the link in your confirmation email to the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document).

Do I need to join the virtual sessions live? Will they be recorded?

We highly recommend that participants join the live online sessions. It is an opportunity to ask questions, participate in rich discussion, and learn from the experience of your program peers. Session recordings will not consistently be available, and as such, it is expected that participants engage live in the virtual sessions.

What technology do you use for the live online programs?

  • Canvas, Babson’s online learning portal—course calendar, readings, pre-work, faculty bios, presentations and post-session recordings are posted here.
  • Video-conferencing Platform—we will use a virtual meeting application (like Webex or Zoom) that allows you to see and communicate with other participants simultaneously and in real time. Your instructor can share documents and interactive media, invite participants to share content, and engage with you in real-time participation. Links to sessions and more information will be provided on Canvas.

What do I need to participate? How do I prepare for the live online sessions?

  1. We recommend a computer/laptop with a webcam (built in or external camera) for optimal viewing, but you also may join from a tablet or cell phone
  2. Internet connection or cell hotspot
  3. Operating system: Windows: 7, 8.1, or 10; Apple: OS 10.9 or higher
  4. Recommended browsers for optimal experience: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari 8 and up (Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, and Safari 7 are not recommended.)
  5. Headset with microphone (recommended but optional)

What happens if I have technical issues?

Additional, detailed instructions will be provided on Canvas. Babson staff will be online and available to assist you, and will identify themselves during each live online delivery. Contact the staff via the chat function for help, or email them if needed. Contact information is available in the EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW document.

How long will I have access to the online materials?

Course materials on Canvas will be available for six months following the completion of the program.

When is payment due and what types of payment do you accept?

Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Babson accepts Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Do you offer discounts?

Discounts on Babson Academy courses are available for the following:

  • Alumni of Babson College (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Babson Collaborative members
  • Groups of three or more registering at the same time

Please email Elizabeth Daniels at for more information and for discount codes before registering. In addition, please note that discounts cannot be combined.

Do you offer online programs for large groups from the same company?

Yes, we can customize a program to your company’s specific needs from our diverse certificate and courses portfolio. Please email Elizabeth Daniels for additional information.

What will I receive upon completion of the program?

Each program participant receives a certificate of completion. We invite participants to add the program to their LinkedIn profile. Note that a certificate will not be provided if there is insufficient evidence of participation.

Do you have translation for non-English speaking participants?

We do not offer translation in our programs. Although we do not require the TOEFL, all Babson Academy programs are taught in English, so it is a prerequisite that you speak, read, and write English proficiently.

Where can I find information for in-person programs?

Explore Babson Academy’s full suite of programs.

What is your cancellation policy for live online programs?

Registration changes must be requested in writing to Babson Academy.

  • If requested 30 days or more prior to the program start date:
    • Cancellations receive a 100% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* allowed subject to a $250 administration fee, to be utilized within a one-year period
  • If requested 8-29 days prior to the program start date:
    • Cancellations receive a 50% refund
    • Substitutions* are allowed, subject to a $250 administration fee
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed
  • If requested 7 days or fewer prior to the program start date:
    • Cancellations do not receive a refund
    • Substitutions* are not allowed
    • One-Time Transfers* are not allowed

*Substitutions and transfers are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.

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