M5_3 Evaluation of international partnerships

•    Role of evaluation
•    Techniques and methodologies
•    External evaluation

Short description of activity

Pre-course activity:
Participants are asked to survey the evaluation methodologies at use in their own school. This gives them the opportunity consider summative and formative evaluation and perhaps to talk to other members of staff prior to attending the course.

The content of this section is based around three sub-sections:

1     Why is evaluation important?
This is a question posed in Slide 16

2     Stages in evaluation
Slides 17 -18 emphasise that evaluation needs to be planned to be useful.

3     Collecting the evidence and implementing changes. What techniques will you use?
Slides 19 – 26 describe the variety of techniques that can be used in a school such as an Evaluation Diary and evaluation of a project meeting.
Slide 19 is an embedded activity which requires participants to discuss the evaluation techniques already used in their schools. It also exists as a handout.

Main learning outcomes

•    Appreciate the role of evaluation in helping to ensure the quality and overall impact of a project
•    Are familiar with a wide range of monitoring and evaluation techniques and know which ones are applicable to particular contexts
•    Understand the role of an external evaluator or ‘critical friend’


Presentation (PPT): M5_1_1_Project Management (slides 15 – 26)
Handout: M5_3_1_Collecting evidence and implementing change


30 minutes


This section makes some assumptions about the culture of evaluation. Participants may need to be encouraged to see the value of evaluation as a tool to improve the quality of the project. it is also important to stress that students can be evaluators alongside school staff.

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