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Pre-Conference Workshop M4

M4 - Thinking Bigger and Broader: An Overview of Curriculum Design

Date Wednesday, Nov 22  Time   –    Room Charlottenburg III   Price: 90.00 €   Status: places available

OEB speaker Saul Carliner

Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University, Canada

How does designing a collection of instructional programmes (a curriculum) differ from designing an individual one? Which competencies do learning and development professionals need to design curricula? How do these competencies differ from those needed to design individual programmes?

In this pre-conference workshop, participants experientially explore the answers to these questions. Specifically, participants engage in a process of working through these issues and, in the process, explore the distinctions between curriculum and programme design, while exploring such concepts as learning architecture, learning experience design, information architecture, information design, media selection, format selection, and strategic thinking.

Use the knowledge gained and competencies identified in this workshop to devise approaches to curriculum and programme design within your own organisation!


  • 10:00-10:45: Interactive activities to clarify the designing curricula competency
  • 10:45-11:15: Discussion of key issues and presentation of evidence from the literature regarding curriculum design in several contexts
  • 11:15-11:45: Coffee break
  • 11:45-13:00: Participants will be invited to consider how to integrate this material into their own organisations