The Mindful Workplace Project aims to support professionals on their journey through meaningful work. Following an outcomes-based approach to learning that integrates both theoretical and practical elements, participants are encouraged to reflect on materials in a real-world context. This curriculum is currently in development.
The curriculum is informed by vetted learning techniques across several design types (Learner-Centered/ Personalized, Integrated, and Core) where individual professional development goals, learning styles, and experiences are used to create a holistic view of cultural competence in the organization—an emergent process that is integrated in scope and evolving by nature.
Evaluation will incorporate a user assessment and include outreach and design methods used in the curriculum development process.
Using a strengths-based approach, participants engage in an open-ended learning experience that encourages collaboration and self-reflection. The philosophy behind the design draws from the work of several well-known theorists:
- Ralph Tyler — learner needs and interests, utility, learnability, and the validity of maintaining consistency with social reality
- John Goodlad — scientific knowledge and evidence-based learning, continuous evaluation, social conditioning over standardized achievement
- John Kerr — the practical value and theoretical significance of learning experiences, the interrelatedness of modular components
- Hilda Taba — connecting culture, politics, social change and cognition to illustrate the value of informed civic discourse and engagement
The curriculum development process is meant to be collaborative, iterative, and transparent. Below is a working outline of the curriculum. Open folder icons denote available content.