Fostering Excellence in Research Led Entrepreneurship Education

Duration 25 hours


This course aims to foster excellence in entrepreneurship education by guiding educators with the most effective and considered teaching and assessment methods. It draws on the National Entrepreneurship Assessment Review 2 from 2021, the 2016 EntreComp competence framework, and the latest research in the field.

Entrepreneurship is recognised as a key driver positively influencing economic growth and recovery as well as improved standards of living within the economy. Fostering Entrepreneurship not only prepares and educates individuals to identify and capitalise on opportunities but also empowers them to be flexible in adapting to changing societies, economies allowing individuals to become more innovative and financially independent.

Higher education has a crucial role in fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, which benefits individuals, organisations, communities, and the environment. This course helps participants understand the principles and practices of entrepreneurship education, integrate effective techniques and tools, and enhance their assessment practices for better learning outcomes.

Participants can also join a network of entrepreneurship educators to exchange ideas and collaborate. By completing this course, participants can contribute to promoting entrepreneurship education excellence and promoting economic growth and sustainability.

You’ll Learn to

  • Incorporate entrepreneurship education into the curricula for greater impact, capability building and learner engagement
  • Implement evaluation strategies for entrepreneurship education through relevant assessment methods
  • Appreciate interdisciplinary, social entrepreneurship education and the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving social demands linked with entrepreneurship education and approaches to deal with the changing socio-economic environment of today

On earning your open badge award for this course, you will have achieved further recognition in the following domains of the National Professional Development Framework for Staff who Teach:

  • Domain 1 The Self At the core of the domains is the centrality of ‘the Self’, recognising that the professional and personal values that the individual brings to their teaching are pivotal in their development as a teacher.
  • Domain 2 Professional Identity, Values and Development in Teaching and Learning focuses on the consideration of professional and/or disciplinary identity in given contexts. The domain supports critical reflection, recognising that an individual’s professional identity can change at different stages of their career.
  • Domain 4 Professional Knowledge and Skills ensures the individual remains current in terms of their professional/disciplinary knowledge and can implement teaching, learning and assessment approaches which promote active learning and are underpinned by a strong evidence base.

Course Developers

This open course has been developed by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with:

Rebecca Robinson

Munster Technological University

Enroll in this Course

Facilitator Led

Learn as part of a group in an upcoming facilitator led programme


The course will run between 14 April and 19 May. Click below for more information.

More courses you might like

Participants who viewed this open course have also viewed these courses.

Online Teaching: A Flipped Classroom Approach

Digital Policy Development in Teaching and Learning

Self-Study Available

Using Data to Support Student Learning