John and I attended the Support and Synthesis Project’s Process Review meeting in Birmingham yesterday. A useful set of presentations on various tools and techniques that we could use to do this but for me the most valuable thing was the discussions with others about the scope and nature of curriculum design and the prompt to consider in detail how we will address the process review issue.
We have had a number of conversations over the past few months which have begun this review, clarifying the needs of particular user groups. But we need to take a more formal approach to mapping the processes they follow, to identify similarities and differences and to determine the scope of what we can reasonably consider within the project.
This formalisation of the consultation will begin on January 20th when we invite interested parties to contribute to some focus group discussions on the processes for which they need support. Lots to do to prepare for that.