With teaching excellence still a major focus of the HE sector, and increasing pressures across institutions to respond to policies such as the subject level TEF in England and challenges such as the mental wellbeing of both staff teams and students our workshops provide practical guidance on improving your teaching practices working alongside peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. These workshops have been created to provide practical support in an interactive way to assist you with implementing policy and new innovative teaching practice developments at module, programme, departmental or faculty level. They will assist you in leading change and monitoring impact, as well as guiding you to recognise your contribution to both your teams and the wider institution.
This series of workshops is designed to support those involved directly in teaching and those who support teaching and learning activity within their institutions and will be of interest across a range of career levels. The workshops will focus on different areas of practice and seek to develop your skills in this area through the use of practical tools and tips. The format of the day will provide a forum for learning, sharing practice and overcoming barriers to excellent teaching and are particularly relevant for those working towards a Senior Fellowship application.
Enterprise in the Curriculum:
Co-creating the enterprise and entrepreneurship experience with others;
Opportunities and Challenges
With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and with increasing numbers in the graduate labour market, both societal and student expectations of higher education are changing. With teaching excellence still a major focus of the HE sector, and increasing pressures across institutions to respond to policies such as the subject level TEF in England and challenges such as enhancing graduate level outcomes, what practical guidance can be offered to respond to these challenges?
Enterprise education has a primary aim of producing learners with the mind-set and skills to come up with ideas that make a difference in response to identified needs and shortfalls, and the ability to act on them. Enterprise itself can be defined as a set of abilities, skills and behaviours possessed by an individual that can be used in a variety of different contexts to make a difference and add value. These include coping with uncertainty, identifying opportunities, actively making things happen, managing risk, networking, creative problem solving, being strategically aware and acting independently (QAA, 2018).
Not only are these components of clear value independently, but once combined with subject-specific knowledge and technical skills they become increasingly more attractive to potential employers, as well as acting as the foundation for developing students throughout their chosen careers and/or post graduate education.
Given the dynamic and changing nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship, it is important that a range of different stakeholders are involved in the development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship education. Whilst there is a literature which promotes the value of co-creation of the education experience with others, there is far less practical guidance on how to do this and what are the opportunities and challenges that the educator will face.
The aims of this one day workshop are:
- to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice and initiatives in enterprise and entrepreneurship education;
- to reflect on the impact of what you do with others, including learners, other staff and external stakeholders
- to engage with support and guidance for change(s) with regards to co-creating the education experience
- to provide a forum for learning, sharing practice and overcoming barriers to co-creating the enterprise and entrepreneurship education experience.