The Steps of Curriculum Development

Traditionally it has been considered that there are six main steps to curriculum development. These steps involve determining the;

  1. Aim of the education? What do you want to achieve
  2. Purpose of the education?  Learning objectives / Outcomes
  3. Experiences that can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes? Learning Activities
  4. How these experiences will be organised Structure / Sequence
  5. How you will assess this learning? Assessment
  6. Methods to determine whether these purposes are being attained?  Evaluation

In an organisation as large as HNE and with many varied governing bodies HNE Health educators will also need to consider the bigger picture: This includes;

  • The source of the education requirements (policy, legislation, accreditation)
  • Other education in HNE. (The linkages and parallels)
  • Other educators in HNE. (The brains trust - corporate and clinical knowledge)
  • Patient Centred Care, Excellence, National Standards and Core Values. (Consistency of language and intent)
  • Appropriate coding, recording and reporting of educational data (The Pathlore Learning Management System)
  • Who will ultimately sponsor this education. (ELT member)
  • Who will ratify this education (Stream and or Network Lead, Strategic Education Commitee)



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