1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
POAD8201 has been successfully completed
Course context
Master of Public Administration; Graduate Diploma in Public Administration; Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management; Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis; Graduate Certificate in Development Administration; Graduate Certificate in Social Planning; Master of Arts (International Development) by coursework; Graduate Certificate in Organisational Learning
Topic description
This topic examines the purpose of evaluation in a range of contexts. It critically analyses different theoretical approaches to evaluation and will expose students to practical tools and techniques and their application. Students will gain experience in designing evaluation plans, identifying appropriate evaluation methods and choosing relevant tools and techniques.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to understand the key approaches to evaluation and to develop skills that will enable the application of appropriate evaluation tools and techniques in a range of contexts. Students will develop the capacity to critically apply theories to practical situations.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic you will be able to:
  • understand the principle theories of evaluation
  • describe the relative merits of different approaches to evaluation in different contexts
  • critically and independently examine the development and significance of evaluation theory and methods
  • identify appropriate models and methods for particular contexts
  • develop an evaluation plan appropriate to a particular organisational situation