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close this bookGuide Book for Curriculum Development and Adaptation (NITE, 1995, 42 p.)
close this folderSection B: Design and Development
View the documentIdentify Need for Curriculum
View the documentIdentification of the Client Group and Context
View the documentPreparation of Data
View the documentJob Analysis
View the documentTask Analysis
View the documentAssessment Planning
View the documentContent
View the documentInstructional Planning
View the documentPreparation for Implementation
View the documentPreparation of Curriculum Documents
View the documentTrialling and Validation

Trialling and Validation

Any curriculum development exercise cannot be taken to be complete unless it is subjected to a validation process. This involves a pilot trialling of the curriculum on a group of learners of the stage and background for which the curriculum has been developed. The sample size for trialling need not be very large but it should be as representative of the population as possible. The trialling should also include assessment of performance and the trial data should be available to the appropriate authority which would finally put the seal of approval on the curriculum document before wider implementation.

In some countries the formal approval or accreditation of curriculum is a stage before a training program can be trialled.