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Learning Through Ongoing Evaluation - Lennart Svensson

Learning Through Ongoing Evaluation

By: Lennart Svensson (Editor), Goran Brulin (Editor), Sven Jansson (Editor), Karin Sjoberg (Editor)

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This book presents a relatively new perspective of learning evaluation in interactive forms. The question is how long-term effects can be achieved (ie: a sustainable development with the aid of projects). This is an important question, particularly in the context of EU Structural Funds. In the book learning evaluation concepts are grounded in theory. The majority of chapters also include practical examples of learning evaluation and discuss these in some depth. Important aspects of the evaluation process include the researcher's or evaluator's constructive dialogue with the participants, the importance of critical examination, and that approaches shift between proximity and distance. Common knowledge formation is important in a learning evaluation and analysis seminars are presented as a way of achieving this. The book's target groups include university students in the fields of sociology, education, business economics and management and human resources management. The book could also be used in university courses and in-service training for managers, developers, consultants, project managers and evaluators.

Preface; Evaluation as support for sustainable development; A new programme period, a new evaluation approach; The meaning of evaluation; The type of evaluation chosen depends on which questions are being asked; The use & benefits of evaluations: a learning perspective; Evaluation -- the development work of a financier; How theory can contribute to learning; Organising for learning between research & development; Ongoing evaluation in an innovation project; A gender perspective & learning evaluation; Business collaboration as a prerequisite for learning & innovation?; The hunt for an equal authority; A capacity building evaluation of integration & diversity in regional projects; Learning evaluation.

ISBN: 9789144057491
ISBN-10: 9144057490
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th December 2009
Country of Publication: SE
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 22.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.42