With 2022 now under way, we at Ministry of Testing are working hard to achieve our goals for the year. To help us achieve our goals here are the details so that you can share your thoughts on how we can improve Ministry of Testing.
Our opinion of education in the testing space is that it is a little bit broken. We feel that although there is a wealth of excellent content both on our site and in the community as a whole (ranging from blogs to online course sites), it’s hard to digest and find the right path to take. Therefore we plan to co-create and co-curate our first draft curriculum, with the support of the community, for a specific testing role.
What do you mean by a curriculum?
The work would involve identifying and listing a series of different learning outcomes that can communicate what an individual needs to learn to carry out a specific testing role. The curriculum will be open-source, meaning anyone can use this curriculum and create their own training.
Why do this?
Based on conversations we’ve seen in the community, and our own experience, we feel there is no central location for a syllabus / curriculum for testing roles. This means, right now, if an individual wants to learn how to become a tester, quality engineer, SDET, etc. there is no clear pathway of learning to take. Having a central syllabus will make it easier to know what a learner needs to achieve to take on a testing role. Meaning that they can focus on learning, and not wasting time and energy trying to find the right learning content.
How will you do this?
Whilst we’ve not decided on the first role to build a curriculum around just yet, we are experimenting with various research techniques to expand the existing Automation in Testing curriculum, which has the potential to become an SDET/Automator curriculum.
Once our role is decided, we will work with the community to identify what the curriculum would look like using a range of collaboration techniques. We’ll then continue working with the community to co-create content that allows learners to achieve each learning goal.
We share these goals, to hold us accountable to the plans we’ve set for ourselves. But we also want to know what you think about goals for the year? What do you think of our goals? Are they sensible? What suggestions do you have for achieving them?
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