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Post: # 2348Post nassmnasir@gmail.com
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:10 am

Enterprise Education

As higher educators, "we are trying to tackle the ‘wicked’ problem of preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented, in order to solve problems that we don't know are problems yet" (Jackson 2008).
To face this challenge, we need our students and graduates to be enterprising: able to spot and respond to opportunities by having ideas, and the skills and confidence to do something about them. Enterprise education develops your students’ capability to succeed in being enquiring, deep learners, and contributes to making them successful Sheffield Graduates, equipped to face the challenges of their future careers.

University of Sheffield Enterprise Academy defines five enterprise capabilities that all students should develop through their studies:

• Authentic Problem Solving – identifying, defining, and finding solutions to real-world problems, applying strategic thinking and analysis and taking account of constraints.
• Innovation and Creativity – generating and testing ideas through an iterative process, thinking critically and creatively to overcome barriers and challenges.
• Risk-taking – anticipating outcomes and taking measured risks, sometimes making decisions in the absence of complete information.
• Taking Action – using initiative and demonstrating leadership skills, whilst taking responsibility and being accountable for actions and outcomes.
• True Collaboration – working together and independently to meet a goal or achieve an objective, using different methods of communication and connecting with external organisation, bodies and groups.
We work with academic and teaching staff to embed opportunities to develop these capabilities across degree programmes – ensuring that students stay focused on their chosen subject discipline, and develop enterprise capabilities through doing so.

Enterprise Capabilities: Authentic Problem Solving

• Students investigate realistic or ill-structured problems, identifying potential solutions to, and opportunities within, them.
• Students experience different approaches to solving problems and appraise potential solutions.
• Students develop strategic thinking in response to problem solving and management.
• Students experience working within constraints in responding to opportunities and developing solutions.
• Students apply their academic learning in designing and delivering solutions.

Skills involved

This capability typically involves using the following skills:
• Designing solutions
• Identifying problems
• Negotiation
• Working to a brief

Enterprise Capabilities: Innovation and Creativity

• Students think critically and creatively to generate and explore innovative ideas through an iterative process.
• Students adopt creative new approaches and think laterally and imaginatively when facing challenges.

Skills involved

This capability typically involves using the following skills:
• Evaluating ideas
• Ideas generation

Enterprise Capabilities: Risk-taking

• Students anticipate outcomes of actions and take measured risks that advance their learning.
• Students make decisions in the absence of complete information, or in changeable conditions, dealing with and learning from uncertainty, whilst being tenacious and persevering with their idea or approach.

Skills involved

This capability typically involves using the following skills:
• Dealing with failure
• Decision making
• Risk analysis

Enterprise Capabilities: Taking Action

• Students take initiative and experience leadership through turning their ideas into action, responding dynamically and adapting their approach when faced with challenges.
• Students actively access alternative or additional resources, encouraging them to experiment with and adopt new approaches whilst taking responsibilities for their actions.

Skills involved

This capability typically involves using the following skills:
• Entrepreneurship
• Leadership
• Managing Change
• Project Management
• Reflection

Enterprise Capabilities: True Collaboration

• Students work together and independently in a productive, effective and professional way to meet a team goal or achieve a shared objective.
• Students experience and use a variety of methods of communication
• Students gain and develop an understanding of the importance of leadership skills.
• Students work and/or connect with external organisations, bodies,groups or other stakeholders as part of their project.

Skills involved

This capability typically involves using the following skills:
• Communication
• Conflict resolution
• Groupwork
• Working with external partners



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Post: # 2800Post ADAMMA_29
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:41 pm

Here Enterprise is defined as an ability to develop multiple ideas and opportunities that can be made real, and entrepreneurship is defined as the development of business acumen that can realise the full potential.
Entrepreneurship education focuses on the development of skills or attributes that enable the realization of opportunity , where
management education is focused on the best way to operate existing hierarchies.

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Post: # 2806Post Naicha Solomon
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Post: # 2829Post Nkruth
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:58 pm

Wow great,thank u very much

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