Planning your project step-by-step
How to plan a community education project
Community education projects need careful planning in their definition, design, development, implementation and evaluation. This section provides:
- a planning sheet
- a step-by-step guide to planning your community education project, illustrated by a case study
- sample questions to be asked at each step, with a full checklist of questions on page 29.
While this section is presented as eight sequential steps, you may wish to consider some steps together. For example, Steps 1-4 could be grouped as Stage 1, and Steps 5-7 as Stage 2. It's a good idea not to stick too rigidly to a formula. Apply the 3Rs principle of 'Reflect, Review and Revise' throughout your project planning. The information you gather in each step will influence your decisions in following steps and may warrant revision of previous steps.
As you work through the eight steps of planning your project, you should gain a clearer understanding of the issue, your objectives and your approach to achieving these objectives. The outcome should be a plan or brief that will guide and support you in carrying out your project.
Eight steps to planning your community education project
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Page last updated: 27 February 2011