The curriculum was developed drawing on the ‘step’ procedure set out by Smith, M. K. (1996, 2000) in Curriculum theory and practice’ the encyclopedia of informal education. In this curriculum Smith sets out four ways of approaching curriculum theory and practice:

  1. Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be transmitted
  2. Curriculum as an attempt to achieve certain ends in students – product
  3. Curriculum as process
  4. Curriculum as praxis

The step model outlines the procedure which supports viewing curriculum as a product.

STEP
One

Diagnosis of need

STEP
Two

Formulation of objectives

STEP
Three

Selection of content

STEP
Four

Organisation of content

STEP
Five

Selection of learning experiences

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Organisation of learning experiences

STEP
Seven

Determination of what to evaluate and of the ways and means of doing it

Prerequisites for Participation

  • Some prior experience of working with peers in a mentoring, training, or learning situation.
  • Experience of working with peers in informal creative learning spaces.

CREUS Curriculum Framework: Modular Learning Programme

Module One

Starting the Journey

Module Two

Building the Relationship

Module Three

Setting Boundaries and Knowing Own Limits

Module Four

Ending the Mentoring Journey