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ERIC Number: EJ973623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Modelling in Evaluating a Working Life Project in Higher Education
Sarja, Anneli; Janhonen, Sirpa; Havukainen, Pirjo; Vesterinen, Anne
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v38 n2 p55-64 Jun 2012
This article describes an evaluation method based on collaboration between the higher education, a care home and university, in a R&D project. The aim of the project was to elaborate modelling as a tool of developmental evaluation for innovation and competence in project cooperation. The approach was based on activity theory. Modelling enabled a development of the curriculum and encouraged stakeholders to participate in the evaluation process. The results verified the features of the method: (1) the contradictions of the joint practice are a central source of evaluation; (2) comprehensive data collection methods are needed; (3) shared tools can be developed in interactive forums in ongoing evaluation, and (4) modelling makes professional expertise visible and brakes boundaries between different professions. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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