This paper posits that social entrepreneurship education can increase the propensity of students to launch social enterprises through a process of experiential learning in which students co-create shared communities of practice. Data from 175 participants in Master level elective courses indicates that participation in social entrepreneurship courses increases self-efficacy, perceived social support and social entrepreneurial intentions. No statistically significant effects were found for empathy or moral obligation. In addition, drawing on a sample of 265 participants in a massive open online course, it was demonstrated that the more students engage in experiential learning activities, the larger the observed effects.
- Social entrepreneurship