Transformative Evaluation Landscape
In this course you will deepen your understanding of how to use evaluation as a strategy for transformation and learning in order to contribute to the most relevant and effective programming for yourself, your clients or your organization. You’ll learn the important role of critical reflexivity in evaluation, and situate yourself within your work’s broader professional, political and societal landscapes. You’ll also explore how reflective practice and critical thinking create the space for transformation and learning through evaluation.
To enhance your understanding of how evaluation can reflect and contribute to the reconciliation movement, this course will also examine social justice, equity and healing issues between Indigenous peoples and the rest of Canada.
Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Locate yourself within broader contexts and systems
- Reflect on Indigenous ways of knowing and your own worldviews
- Examine power and privilege and how these concepts relate to evaluation
- Distinguish between dominant and transformative evaluation landscapes
- Examine your own values and ethics and locate your ethical framework within broader landscapes (e.g., social justice and equity)
- Engage in reflective practice, and apply these concepts to evaluation practice
- Critique and challenge concepts in evaluation
- Identify significant directions for the evaluation field
- Apply key concepts to empowering evaluation practice
- Explain how evaluation can be used to support transformation and learning
- Apply a reconciliation lens to evaluation through a deeper understanding of reconciliation in Canada
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Advance readings
- Assignments to be completed outside of scheduled class times
- Individual and group exercises
- Case studies
- Group discussion
You will be evaluated on:
- Class participation
- In-class assignments
- Post-class reflection assignment
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.