Just in time resources may require quick curriculum design in COVID-19 times. Kern’s 6 Step Curriculum Design can be used to structure quality education that is focussed to maximise vital time and resources.
- Identify the problem/s
- Needs assessment for targeted learners
- Set goals and objectives
- Education strategy (obviously online often favoured in COVID-19 education climate)
- Evaluation & Feedback
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Saperstein, A., Reed, D., Smith, C., & Andrew, B. (2017). Beginning with the End-User in Mind: Application of Kern’s Six-Step Approach to Design and Create a Literary Journal for Healthcare Students. MedEdPublish, 6.
Nursing Education Network. 2020. Curriculum Design.
Nursing Education Network. (2020). Learning Needs Assessment [link to follow when post published]