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Developing and Supporting the Curriculum 

Developing and Supporting the Curriculum ran from summer 2011 to summer 2014, spanning three academic years.

This Theme provided the Scottish higher education sector dedicated time and resources to consider and shape the nature of the Scottish HE experience, complementing work already going on within institutions, and earlier Themes’ work.

The Developing and Supporting the Curriculum theme aimed to make the learner journey more effective for students and more efficient for staff and institutions. It has a strong focus on quality and is consistent with the Scottish Government’s 2011 Putting learners at the centre: delivering our ambitions for post-16 education

Topic-focused projects

In addition, three topic-focused projects arising from Phase 1 were taken forward. These are:

Institutional work

The 19 institutions were very busy during the years of Developing and Supporting the Curriculum and  produced various case studies and reports. Their end of year reports describes what each has achieved. Professor Terry Mayes has also produced synthesis reports on each of the three years of DSC.

Annual Enhancement Themes Conference

Our 11th Enhancement Themes conference was held on 12 June 2014 at the Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University. This one day conference featured overviews from each of our 19 institutions on their Developing and Supporting the Curriculum from the last three years. There were also presentations from our three DSC project teams: Staff: enhancing teaching, the Flexible Curriculum, and Curriculum for Excellence, plus a contribution from the Student Network and our keynote speakers. Resources from the conference can now be found online.