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ERIC Number: EJ817602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Teaching Evaluation from an Experiential Framework: Connecting Theory and Organizational Development with Grant Making
Kelly, Melissa A.; Kaczynski, Dan
American Journal of Evaluation, v29 n4 p547-554 2008
The authors present an approach for educating future evaluators by connecting evaluation theory and practice, organizational development, and grant making through experiential learning. They position this discussion on the conceptual framework of a newly developed graduate-level evaluation course, Advanced Program Development and Evaluation, which offers a promising means for applying experiential learning to evaluation education. Students analyze theoretical relationships through an applied research perspective involving the development of an actual grant proposal. This type of approach to evaluation education serves to deepen students' knowledge of evaluation issues, foster critical examination of diverse evaluation orientations, illuminate the relationships between evaluation and organizational development, and actively engage students in developing and submitting a grant proposal. It also promotes civic engagement as students confront social issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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