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Embedding Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Framework for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education

Developed in partnership with EEUKIOEEISBESFEDI and the QAA the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework is a resource to help institutions provide the right activities and experiences so that students can identify what is involved in being enterprising and entrepreneurial, helping them to navigate their future careers.

Designed to inform and support educators who deliver the curriculum or extracurricular activities to students, the framework focuses on the ways in which enterprise and entrepreneurship education can add value to the learner’s journey, whether they are interested in starting their own venture or being enterprising when working for someone else in the private, public or voluntary and community sector. 

This framework provides a resource, both to connect the journey of the learner to the role of the educator, and in facilitating the education experience.

Advance HE’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework uses the QAA definitions (2018) and has purposefully worked with a range of partners to develop a collaborative and meaningful approach that can be adopted to shape changes to pedagogies, assessment, teaching and learning practices and institutional cultures, processes and practices.

This is a focus framework, aligned to the Employability Framework which is part of the Advance HE Student Success Frameworks. These are a set of research-informed and evidence-based frameworks that provide a reference point for reviewing and enhancing policy and practice, covering priority areas that impact on the quality of teaching and learning excellence.

For more information on the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education Framework, read Advance HE Senior Adviser Stuart Norton's blog. 

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Framework for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education
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