The evaluation page

A developing set of pages exploring theories, issues and practices in evaluation general evaluation – the theory and practice of evaluating informal education, lifelong learning and social action bringing evaluation to the grassroots. Margo Menconi on evaluations in activist settings action research: its role in evaluation for educators and activists. communities of practice – such […]

Evaluation for education, learning and change – theory and practice

Evaluation  for education, learning and change – theory and practice. Evaluation is part and parcel of educating – yet it can be experienced as a burden and an unnecessary intrusion. We explore the theory and practice of evaluation and some of the key issues for informal and community educators, social pedagogues youth workers and others. In […]

Using focus groups in evaluation and research

Using focus groups in evaluation and research. Focus groups have been part of market research for many years. Their popularity in advertising and marketing – and their use to find new ways of getting us to buy particular products or ideas – puts off a lot of people. However, they are a very useful tool […]