I have been thinking about how to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a large school inquiry-based project, and what methodologies will be used. Here’s a great starting point! Developed by Western Sydney University’s School of Education and the Department of Education’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, this 2016 paper, Evaluative thinking toolkit, from the NSW Department of Education Futures Learning, is a concise summary of the methods used to collect and analyse data. It summarises the principles and methodology of:
- Focus groups
- Most significant change
- Photo voice and photo elicitation
- Student products
- Student surveys
This toolkit is such a good starting point for learning about evaluation.