Experiential Learning: A Process for Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship

Karen Biers, Christine Jensen, Ellen Serfustini


Youth of all ages are indicating an interest in starting a business. However, few classes on business start-up and management are available. Young people who are actively engaged in learning business management concepts also develop life skills such as decision making, communicating, and learning to learn. Studies have shown that youth who are in participatory, entrepreneurship classes develop a positive attitude toward starting a business. This article addresses how the experiential learning model provides an opportunity for youth to develop entrepreneurial skills. The entrepreneurial learning model is a learning process of doing, reflecting, and then applying.


youth entrepreneruship; expermimental learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2006.386

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