Evaluating a project
Evaluation of a project might occur in a number of ways.
- Teachers working together might evaluate new window 59K processes used to develop programs
- Students could provide evaluative comments
- Teachers evaluate units of work subsequent to implementation
- Council staff and teachers working together evaluate local government programs
- Council staff collect evaluative comments new window 104K subsequent to talks or excursions.
The purpose of evaluation is to determine how effective the civics and citizenship projects have been in meeting student needs. Key questions include:
- Did the excursion or speaker include content relevant to student needs?
- Did the presentation engage the learners?
- Was it necessary to visit the sites? Would a speaker visiting the school be adequate?
- Did students have opportunities to work towards achievement of the stated learning outcomes?
- Did teachers and council staff communicate well to establish desired learning outcomes?
- Were parents and students well informed so that organizational aspects were satisfactory (bus costs, protective clothing, lunch arrangements)?
- Were there any health and safety factors which need to be addressed?
- Were the pre-visit and post-visit worksheets and activities suitable?
- Were the materials provided by the Council speaker interesting and relevant?
- Did the excursion or presentation lead students to be more active and informed citizens?
- Did the Discovering Democracy materials assist when preparing students for the visit or excursion?
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