Laurel and Associates, Ltd.

Curriculum Design Approach

We have developed an effective curriculum design format that incorporates adult learning principles, accelerated learning techniques, and the UCLA Mastery Teaching Model. It enables us to work very quickly with subject matter experts, designing the lesson plan for a one or two day training program in the space of a few hours.

In the lesson design process, we partner with subject matter experts to:

  • clarify the training goals,
  • determine key content to create the learning objectives,
  • incorporate a variety of participant-centered learning activities that meet the needs of different learning styles and accomplish the desired learning levels, and
  • coordinate or develop the participant learning activities, resource materials, and audiovisual aids.

Our curriculum design work also includes the creation of a detailed trainer manual, and the design and delivery of both general and program-specific train-the-trainer programs.