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Developing the Curriculum: Experience and Practice from the First Year of EHE at Sheffield University

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 April 1991



The EHE programme at Sheffield University focuses primarily on the process of curriculum change so as to become embedded within the institution. In the first year of the programme, these changes to curricula are generally experimental, testing new techniques and searching for ways actively to involve students. Departments define “enterprise” in the context of their particular subject. This has resulted in a diverse range of curriculum development projects operating in a large number of departments. Each project aims to address one or more of the four main objectives of the EHE programme at Sheffield: personal skill development, collaborative work with employers, IT skill development and monitoring of student achievement through a personal profile. A key feature of the Sheffield programme is the aim of actively involving students in all aspects of curriculum change. A Student Development Manager is employed to secure student participation in EHE developments. A tripartite partnership is in operation, between staff, employers and students at Sheffield, to support and stimulate the development of EHE.



Collins, R., Hector‐Taylor, M. and Wedgwood, M. (1991), "Developing the Curriculum: Experience and Practice from the First Year of EHE at Sheffield University", Education + Training, Vol. 33 No. 2.




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