Postgraduate Course: Evaluation in Context (EDUA11198)
|School||Moray House School of Education and Sport
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Many of the general techniques used in evaluation come from the applied social sciences and can be learnt by students in the normal course of education in those fields. However, there is a logic of evaluation that has been developed for and applies only to evaluation, and there are field specific methodologies that must be mastered in order to deal with evaluation in different fields. This course focuses on the general logic and specific evaluation approaches applicable to specific professional fields.
The course will afford students an opportunity to interrogate evaluation policy and practice within their own professional fields, and to conceptualise, design, plan and, where possible, to implement an evaluation. Located within the MSc Management of Training & Development, it will be available as an option within a number of the School's current and planned Masters Degree programmes and may also be of interest and relevance to students in other Schools.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| On completion of the course students will be able to:
LO1 Distinguish evaluation from other types of research and investigation.
LO2 Describe and compare the different approaches to and models of evaluation.
LO3 Identify, and explain why, certain approaches to evaluation have particular applicability within their professional field/s.
LO4 Design and plan an evaluation, explaining the processes involved and choices made as to design and methods, etc.
LO5 Employ good evaluation management techniques that display an awareness of current trends in evaluation within specific fields.
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|Course organiser||Mr Peter Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 6345