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The BRIDGE Curriculum

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Information About the BRIDGE Curriculum Update Process    

What are BRIDGE updates?

The BRIDGE curriculum is updated once a year in September.  This is to allow the BRIDGE Office to improve the modules using facilitator feedback, update content and correct any errors.  Facilitators who are registered on the website will be notified of updates by email.


What does this mean for me as a facilitator?

The most up-to-date version of the curriculum is the one that is available on the website.  If you are downloading content as a facilitator, you can be confident that you have the most recent version.

However, you may be working from a previous download, or the hard copy/DVD you received at your TtF.  In this case, you should check the update information to see what has changed since the version you hold – it is up to you as a facilitator to decide whether or not you need to use the updated material, or if you are happy to use the older version. 

If you do want to use the new material, you only need to download the documents that have changed.


What does this mean for me as a translator?

As a translator, you will want to work from the most up-to-date version of the curriculum.  This is the version that is uploaded to the website.  However, if you have downloaded or obtained an earlier version of the curriculum, you can use the update information to check what has changed and if necessary, only download those documents that have been amended since the version you have.


How can I check what changes have been made?

There are two important documents to check:

1)      The at-a-glance ‘Update Summary’

2)      The ‘Update Log’ for each update

The Update Summary shows at-a-glance what changes have been made to each module – so if you’re running the Access module and want to know quickly if any changes have been made, and when, this is your first port of call.

The Update Log is a more detailed list of changes, and there will be one Log per update.  So if you have checked the Update Summary, and you know that a change was made in the SEP08 update, you can then go into the Update Log for SEP08 and see in detail what changes were made and why.


What sort of changes take place in an update?

Examples of changes are:

  • Adding new activities written by facilitators
  • Amending activities or modules based on feedback from facilitators who have recently run BRIDGE (e.g. they may find an activity is not clear and needs rewriting, or benefits from extra steps)
  • Removing outdated content and documents
  • Correcting numbering and typographical errors

How can I tell what version of the material I have?

The footer of every BRIDGE document should tell you which version you have.  Most documents will not have changed since the initial launch of BRIDGE version two in March of 2008.  The footer for these should read:

ã BRIDGE Project 2007 AEC IDEA IFES UNEAD UNDP v2     

If a document has been changed, this will be reflected in the footer.  For example, a document that has been changed for the September 2008 update will read:


It is important to remember that version changes will not affect every document in a module, only those that have been amended.  So the SEP08 version of the Introduction module may mean that the Facilitators’ Notes and a few resource documents are marked SEP08, but the rest of the documents are still the prior version.


How can I contribute to the updates?

If you are a facilitator and you have feedback or suggestions to improve a module, please let us know!  The BRIDGE Office welcomes contributions to improving the modules. If you have new activities, new ideas, or even just feedback on how activities worked (or didn’t work) for you in the field, please submit it to us and we will endeavour to incorporate it into the next update.


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