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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Parkville campus and online delivery mode
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 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|
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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.
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CoordinatorDr Pamela Kathryn St Leger
A conceptual overview of theories, issues and recent practice in evaluation. An inductive/case study approach will be used in which recent evaluation practice will be analysed using frameworks developed by the lecturers. Topics covered include: conflicting views on its nature and purposes; 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 qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques in data management; reporting evaluation findings; evaluation ethics and standards; and a critical appraisal of selected Australian evaluation studies.
Two tasks (8,000 words) with the first due mid semester and the final task due towards the end of semester. The first task is an in depth investigation of an evaluation approach including its: main features, typical applications, benefits and limitations (25 percent). The second task involves either the development of a rigorous and theoretically justified evaluation plan or individually negotiated project (75 per cent).
NOTE: Assessment for online students will be 25 per cent (Task 1), 65 per cent (Task 2) plus 10 per cent for forum participation.
|Recommended Texts:||Owen, J. M. with Rogers, P. Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches (2nd Ed). Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1999.|
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:||This subject is designed to enable students to: |
On completion of the subject we expect that students should be able to:
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Candidates intending to take this unit must obtain written permission from the co-ordinator before being allowed to enrol.
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Doctor of Education
Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Stream 100A) Coursework and ThesisA
Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Stream 100B) Coursework
Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Stream 150A) Coursework & Thesis A
Master of Assessment and Evaluation (Stream 150B) Coursework
Master of Assessment and Evaluation(Stream 150)Coursework & Major Thesis
Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Education (Stream 100A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150) Major Thesis
Master of Education (Stream 150A) Coursework and Thesis A
Master of Education (Stream 150B) Coursework
Development Studies |
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