This is from 1984 – not the book – the year. It is the first published reference to Curriculum Architecture. I thought for a long time that co-author Ray Svenson, my business partner 1982-1997, had published the first reference in an earlier (1978) ASTD Journal article – but he recently looked into that – and concluded that no – that this was the first published reference.
CAD – Training Mag – 1984 – 6 page PDF – the first publication about Curriculum Architecture Design via a Facilitated Group Process – published in Training Magazine in September 1984. Original manuscript (30 pages) – How to Build a Training Structure That Won’t Keep Burning Down.
The next year, 1985, I did the first public conference session on Curriculum Architecture Design at NSPI (now ISPI).
As it reads: “…a curriculum architecture that organizes the company’s various training needs into a logical sequence of courses or modules….”
I was into modular design of performance-oriented/based content that moved as much content from group-paced into self-paced modes…EARLY. To reduce deployment costs and increase flexibility of timing, and remediation.
A Video about the T&D Path above.
Others now make the claim that they created these methods, or that this is (somehow) their proprietary methodology.
Or they relabeled it as Learning Paths. But a careful search will find alternative labels on the “T&D Path” from my own writings over the years. Starting in 1982s.
I covered this approach to performance-based Curriculum Architecture Design in much more depth in my 1999 book: lean-ISD.
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