Needs assessment is the first part of the curriculum. It can be brief or extensive, but it is necessary.
Think about your curriculum topic: why did you choose that topic?
All of these are aspects of needs assessment.
Part of needs assessment is confirmation that change is needed.
Another level gets into more detail:
The next module will cover much more on needs assessment.
To see an example of needs assessment strategies in a sample curriculum click on Example. To skip the rest of this module and go directly to the module on needs assessment, click Module.