Thursday, 15 December 2016

CASE STUDY: Introduction to Human Anatomy

This practical unit introduces Level 2 undergraduate students to the anatomy of the human body on both a cellular and gross level. It will give them an opportunity to dissect and study the systems of the human body in small groups as well as view pre-dissected specimens and models. It is designed to enable students to acquire a solid foundation and understanding of the anatomy of the human body. As part of the module students have to state what is unique about a given organ via the form of business pitch and then create a marketing plan and advertisement in order to encourage donations.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

CASE STUDY: All About Syntax

This module gives students the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of syntax (the study of sentence structure), whilst also exploring how work in syntax fits into and supports research in other sub-disciplines of linguistics – especially language acquisition. Students develop and pursue their own interests, though independent research and study, with the support and guidance of the module convenor. The module also gives students the opportunity to practise and enhance their skills in time and project management; communicating to a range of audiences; working in a team and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their team members; understanding how other people learn; and self-reflection as a means of improving their own learning and performance.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

CASE STUDY: Music in the Community

A number of our taught modules engage with the wider community through placements or studies. Music in the Community, launched in 2013, explores the potential of running Community Music events with organisations in Sheffield. Music Education placement-based module, and our Arts Administration feasibility studies, also offer students and groups in the city the chance to complete sustained pieces of work to benefit both parties.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

CASE STUDY: Integrated Town Planning

This module draws together skills and knowledge gained during the first semester and applies these to the specific problem of planning for an area of Sheffield. The module will use an in-depth project to explore the problems and potential of a site in inner Sheffield. In doing so, the project will develop skills and knowledge in policy making and evaluation, design and property financing. The over-riding objective of this module is not to view each of these three topics as separate, but to understand the inter-connected nature of these topics in order to respond to complex urban problems in an innovative and sensitive manner. Through this module you will develop skills and knowledge in policy appraisal and formulation, analysis of sites and urban areas, urban design and financial and development appraisal. These skills and forms of knowledge will be drawn together in the form of a site-specific planning brief and design-sketch scheme, a final scheme including financial and development appraisal and a reflective report. The module will also develop presentational skills and inter-disciplinary working. The overall aim of the module is to develop knowledge and skills acquired in the first semester of the programme through their application to an actual planning problem by drawing together three critical themes: policy-making and evaluation, design and property financing.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

EVENT REPORT: Engagement Teaching through Active Learning Methods

With Special Guest Speaker, Professor Wayne Seames

Professor Wayne Seames
In this workshop, delegates learned new, effective ways of designing modules and programmes, as well as teaching techniques that increase the engagement of students in the learning process.

This workshop was aimed at academic and teaching staff, and geared towards helping teachers to overcome barriers that might be preventing them from implementing active learning methods. Throughout the workshop, Professor Seames used a number of different teaching methods to demonstrate ways to get students more engaged in the class, whilst also providing plenty of time for discussion and for delegates to explore and resolve individual concerns.

Delegates were able to consider how students typically learn differently from academic staff, considering the organisation of modules into learning units, the use of learning guides, and flipped learning.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

EVENT REPORT: A Celebration of Enterprising Teaching

With Special Guest Speaker, Professor Sally Brown

Emerita Professor Sally Brown
We decided to celebrate the Enterprise Academy's secon birthday with the traditional trappings of a two-year-old’s birthday – cake and balloons! Every birthday party should have a special guest as well, so we invited Professor Sally Brown, Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University, to join us.

Emerita Professor Brown led a thought-provoking, practical workshop in the morning entitled ‘21st Century Assessment for Higher Education’. For the curriculum to offer opportunities for students to really develop their enterprise capabilities, it is important that assessment is truly authentic, and truly fit for purpose. As part of this workshop, participants had the chance to explore what this meant in the context of their own practice, and consider fit-for-purpose assessment designs of their own.

In the afternoon, Sally led us in a rousing call to action with a keynote speech on ‘Fostering Learning for Enterprise Capability’. We also heard from some of our University’s own academics who have, through USEA, developed their own teaching practice to incorporate enterprise over the last two years, creating lasting impacts for their students.

The day ended with a drinks reception, birthday cake, and a party bag for guests to take home.