Cultivating excellence and evidencing value

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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Conference Center
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Educational developers (EDs) are expected to be able to demonstrate the impact of what they do. This demand for accountability may be met by evidencing the value of a continuous professional development activity during and after the event. This paper presents an example of how such value may be evidenced by means of a pre- and post-course survey with a combination of quantitative and qualitative data based on the intended learning outcomes of the program in question. The qualitative data evidences participants’ anticipated behavioural change and the anticipated organizational change and support. A follow up will document actual change.

  • Session References +

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    Lauridsen, K.M. & Lauridsen, O. (2017) Teacher capabilities in a multicultural educational environment; an analysis of the impact of a professional development project. International Journal for Academic Development. Online ahead of print.