evaluating informal education

Because evaluation is difficult does not mean we should ignore or avoid it. Rather we must find ways of evaluating our work compatible with our values and concern to foster democracy.

photograph: rural mediaIf we have a concern with democracy then dialogue and conversation should be at the heart of our evaluative efforts.

As well as considering the methods, we also need to be thinking about what is to be evaluated. Here we might be asking questions about:

infedcov.jpg (18462 bytes)Taken from Tony Jeffs and Mark K. Smith (2005) Informal Education. Conversation, democracy and learning, Nottingham: Educational Heretics Press.

© Tony Jeffs and Mark K. Smith
First published November 1999. Last update: July 08, 2014