Developing and Supporting the Curriculum Enhancement Themes ran for three years from 2011. The Theme aimed to make the learner journey more effective for students and more efficient for staff and institutions. It provided dedicated time for the sector to consider and shape the nature of the Scottish higher education experience. It had a strong focus on quality and was consistent with the Scottish Government’s 2011 Putting learners at the centre: delivering our ambitions for post-16 education report.
Theme overview report
Three topic-focused projects were complete during this Theme.
Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and its impact on higher education
A study looking at how the higher education sector prepared for the transition of learners with experience of the CfE.
The flexible curriculum
We developed a toolkit that programme teams can use to develop a flexible curriculum. The toolkit consists of a set of cards that you can use in workshops to consider approaches, plan and introduce changes. The toolkit used the University of Ulster's Viewpoints method as a basis.
Staff: Enhancing teaching
A project that focused on the professional development and support available to staff in teaching roles (academic, academic-related or support staff). A range of activities were carried out including an online survey and interviews with staff from across the Scottish sector. The findings and data gathered throughout the project concluded with a final report.
All 19 Scottish institutions completed a range of activities during the Theme. We produce a synthesis reports for each year of the Theme that highlights institutional activity from across the sector.