Case-based Teaching and Learning in Evaluation

Research

Case-based Teaching and Learning in Evaluation

This project brings together several partners from Canada, the United States, New Zealand and South Africa. It seeks to explore the pedagogical contribution of case-based teaching and learning in evaluator training. Although the usefulness of cases to teach technical and interpersonal competencies has long been recognized in fields such as medicine and law, their application to the development of evaluation knowledge and skills has never been examined empirically. This project seeks to advance knowledge on this topic, in terms of types of cases used for evaluation training, content covered by these cases, and how they contribute to professional development. The ultimate purpose of the project is to develop a repository of cases accessible to evaluation instructors, and to share theoretical and empirical papers through an issue of New Directions for Evaluation.