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1 Why do we need enterprise in the curriculum? September 2009

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3 Dimensions of Enterprise? enterprise - having an idea, and taking advantage of the opportunities to make it happen Being enterprising doesn’t have to mean starting up your own business. You can be enterprising in all areas of work and business which will help further your career…… What skills and attributes do I need to be more enterprising? Passion and Vision Communication Skills Organisation and Planning Networking Team-working Making an Impression Adaptability Blue sky thinking coming up with a host of ideas without being restricted to what is practical.

4 Three easily confused concepts Enterprise – having an idea, and taking advantage of the opportunities to make things happen Entrepreneurship – an activity which leads to the creation and management of a new organisation designed to pursue a unique, innovative opportunity (Hindle & Rushworth, 2000) Intrapreneurs are "dreamers who do," those who take hands-on responsibility for creating innovation of any kind within an organization’. (Pinchot 1999) It’s not about starting a business – its about developing better students

5 Why is it so important now? Wider society and the global citizen Employability and graduate skills Creative learning Student pioneers and student engagement Curriculum review and development

6 Enterprise skills Working in teams Creativity Innovation Project planning and management Presentation skills Managing meetings Problem solving Working in teams Creativity Innovation Project planning and management Presentation skills Managing meetings Problem solving Time management Networking Negotiation Self awareness Change management Leadership IT skills Business research Nature of business Business plan Business research Nature of business Business plan Marketing Product design Financial awareness Production matters Legal issues CBA SOFT HARD

7 Enterprise in the Curriculum  Supporting the development of a positive attitude to innovation, personal change and development  Development, integration and embedding across all subject areas and levels – beyond discrete activities and ‘bolt-on’ models  Underpinned by theory and grounded in practice  Subject knowledge and skills development  Engagement with experts and professionals, developing relationships and forming partnerships. Role models and masterclasses  Experiential learning approach – active, realistic, reflective

8 Embedding Aligned (programme aims, learning outcomes, ALT strategy) Assessment Active learning /Problem based learning Student centred, experiential with reflection Embedded or free standing models Placements and volunteering accreditation Research attributes and horizon scannning

9 An Enquiry-Based Approach to Enterprise Collaborative, co-operative learning environment Experiential Challenging - uses real-life scenarios and problems Investigative - stimulates entrepreneurial attitudes through deep exploration of the subject Multi-disciplinary as well as subject-specific Facilitated - guided by experts and supported by peer group Utilises existing knowledge and develops new knowledge Develops a range of skills, attitudes, behaviours and values

10 Employability Team working/building and leadership Inter-personal skills –Negotiation –Decision making –Handling conflict –Sharing Communication skills –Presentation, explaining, questioning –Networking Managing projects and meetings Evaluation, judgement, appraisal Entrepreneurship, ‘intrapreneurship’ and social enterprise

11 Personal skills Taking and accepting responsibility –Ethics, empathy, tolerance, honesty, trust Reliability Autonomy Creative problem-solving Balancing creativity with resilience Balancing work with life Positive self-esteem, confidence Adaptability

12 Now and the future… Focus on embedding and course /curriculum development Enterprise competencies “At elbow” help for course and module tutors Staff Development Festival workshops Publications Links with schools Resources for our website Events, master classes, role models Project work

13 If you are interested in this whole area... Navigating the enterprise maze project Launching Rose Bowl 320 This afternoon 15 th Sept 2pm Mapping competences/attributes for FBL Assess / map your course content and assessment against them

14 Enterprise….it’s what we do every day!


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