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Formative Evaluation for Organisational Learning

A Case Study of the Management of a Process of Curriculum Development

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John O´Dwyer

Formative Evaluation has long been considered a major contributor to curriculum development in education. This book describes and analyses a case-study of the use of Formative Evaluation in a large university school of language. Evidence suggests three distinct types of Formative Evaluation, Metacognitive, Transformative, and Performative, with differing levels of effectiveness in promoting curriculum improvement and a Learning Organisation. Performative evaluation surfaces as the most effective for curriculum and organisational development. For managers and curriculum specialists grappling with the task of developing a strong institutional culture, the case-study shows how embedding effective Formative Evaluation into management systems and structures improves change management, encourages a positive organisational culture and leads to sustained organisational learning.

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  • Language (C)
    • linguistics (CF)
      • Psycholinguistics (CFD)
        • Language acquisition (CFDC)
  • Literature & literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Educational strategies & policy (JNF)
      • Organization & management of education (JNK)
        • Curriculum planning & development (JNKC)
  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Business & management (KJ)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Education (BUS024000)
  • Education (EDU)
    • Administration (EDU001)
      • EDUCATION / Administration / General (EDU001000)
    • EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education (EDU002000)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching (LAN020000)
  • Literary Criticism (LIT)
    • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh (LIT004120)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Psycholinguistics (CFD)
        • Language acquisition (CFDC)
    • Language teaching & learning (CJ)
      • Language teaching & learning material & coursework (CJB)
        • Language learning: grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation (CJBG)
  • Biography, Literature & Literary studies (D)
    • Literature: history & criticism (DS)
      • Literary studies: general (DSB)
  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Educational systems & structures (JND)
        • Curriculum planning & development (JNDG)
      • Educational strategies & policy (JNF)
      • Educational administration & organization (JNK)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Business & Management (KJ)
  • Children’s, Teenage & Educational (Y)
    • Educational material (YP)
      • Educational: Language, literature & literacy (YPC)
        • Educational: modern (non-native) languages (YPCK)
          • Educational: modern (non-native) languages: language learning (YPCK2)