The core activity of this unit is the designing of courses based on an adult learning methodology i.e. Experiential Learning Model. This learning model has been used by ASOSAI and IDI for the past 10 years for imparting training to the officials/auditors of all member countries. The courses designed on this learning model have been an effective way of imparting training to Audit and Accounts personnel.
The subject areas for designing of the new courses are identified through a process of involving all field and apex offices. In addition, new emerging areas in auditing are also considered by CD&MDU and any area which is identified by the Auditor General of Pakistan or any other senior member is also considered for conducting research and designing of the courses.
The process of course designing starts by:
• Conducting research on the topic from different sources.
• Development of performance objectives, which are the benchmarks required to perform a certain function.
• These performance objectives are then transformed into learning objectives of the course.
• The next activity is designing of the course outline.
• Designing of session wise detailed course materials, including participant’s notes, instructor’s guide, slides, case studies/exercises/solutions, handouts/appendices etc.
• Determination of evaluation areas and design of pre-course and post-course evaluation forms for the course modules.
After the designing is complete, the course contents are reviewed by the Subject Experts for ensuring the relevance and quality of the course materials designed. The course materials are then tested in a workshop simulating the environment of an actual workshop and in addition to the contents; the training methods used are also tested. Once the course materials are finalized after incorporating all relevant changes, the course contents are distributed to training wings for running these courses.