CES Nova Scotia Monthly Online Journal Club
April 27, 2022, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time
CES-Nova Scotia is pleased to collaborate with other Atlantic CES Chapters to host an online Journal Club for CES members and guests, on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
This month, we will examine a practice note from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled: The Role of Evaluative Thinking in the Teaching of Evaluation.
Article abstract: In this practice note, I share some reflections on the role of evaluative thinking in the teaching of evaluation. I teach an introductory graduate-level evaluation course to Master’s and Doctoral students and also provide ECB workshops to various community-based education organizations, non-governmental organizations, non-profits, foundations, and groups of emerging evaluators. In this practice note I use a reflective case study augmented with analysis against salient theoretical frameworks to reflect on evaluative thinking as a way: (1) to balance teaching theory and practice; (2) to infuse adult education principles and practices, which can also help learners hone in on the potential for evaluation for social justice; and (3) to equip students for continuing professional development—to help them become life-long learners in evaluation.
We welcome you to read the article in advance and reflect on how evaluative thinking is important to your own evaluation capacity development work, as a learner and as a facilitator.
This month’s journal club topic aligns with the Evaluative Thinking Workshop with Dr. Thomas Archibald (author of this month’s journal article), happening on April 19 at the Halifax Public Library. If the topic of evaluative thinking interests you, the workshop is a great opportunity for in-depth learning.
For a brief overview on Evaluative Thinking and its importance:
- 4min Evaluative thinking Primer by Michael Quinn Patton
- 1 hr Evaluative Thinking interview with author Thomas Archibald
We look forward to seeing you!
Registration: Free for CES Members and Guests
Atlantic Chapter members, please host future Journal Club sessions here
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For more information, please contact Acting PD Chair: [email protected]