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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 hours for internal mode students. External mode students can expect a total workload of approximately 240 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorPam St Leger
|Subject Overview:||This subject provides a conceptual overview of theories, issues and recent practice in evaluation. An inductive/case study approach is used in which recent evaluation practice is analysed using frameworks developed by the lecturers. Topics covered include: conflicting views on the nature and purpose of evaluation; alternative purposes (summative, formative, illuminative); forms and approaches adopted by external and internal evaluators; evaluation and performance auditing; responsive evaluation; links between evaluation, decision-making and action; planning evaluations; an introduction to various evaluation techniques in data management; reporting evaluation findings; evaluation ethics and standards; and a critical appraisal of selected Australian evaluation studies.|
|Assessment:||Planning of an evaluation brief, or the design of an evaluation, or a critical review of a completed evaluation, or the conduct of a small-scale evaluation, preferably within a real setting (6,000 words) (100 per cent).|
|Recommended Texts:||Owen, J.M. with Rogers, P. Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches (2nd Ed.) Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1999|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students will be able to: |
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au|
Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation |
Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation (External)
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