How do we know it works? Approaches and tools for evaluation

Date(s) - 12/06/2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

University of Leeds


With constant innovation in educational practice and beyond, it can be difficult to know whether what we do is working. This workshop will introduce delegates to principles of good evaluation, and will cover some tools and techniques for identifying appropriate evaluation methods. It will also explore some of the key challenges of meaningful evaluation, and how we might go about tackling these in real life settings.

Presenter: Dea Nielsen

Dea is a Research Fellow for the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub, and is based at the Department of Education at the University of York. Dea completed her BSc and MSc in Research in Psychology at the University of York, before going on to gain her PhD at the University of Sheffield. Her doctoral worked focused on the development of language and literacy skills in young children learning English as an Additional language (EAL). This longitudinal project examined EAL children’s skills from preschool through to early education, and compared the literacy skills and the predictors of these skills for monolingual and EAL children. Dea’s research interests centre on early language development and its links to literacy, multilingual language development, as well as methodological approaches to intervention evaluation. She has worked on numerous evaluations of community-based interventions, and is passionate about supporting evidence-based practice.

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The materials for this workshop are available here: presentation slides; ToC.Logic model example.

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This workshop is funded by an excellence and innovation fellowship from the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence.