Languages of Evaluation

Wednesday 21st October 2020, 4pm–5:30pm
Price:
 £35 (Member Discount £5)
Presenters: Professor Peter Moss, Louise Lowings
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This session will explore the concept of ‘languages of evaluation’ – the idea that there are many different ways of understanding and conducting evaluation, and not just evaluation as ‘performance management’, a language that is very dominant today.

In particular, we will consider what language of evaluation can do justice to a complex and distinct pedagogical project, for example, that of the municipal schools of Reggio Emilia or many of the Children’s Centres in England, in a way that embodies the value of participatory democracy, and supports researchful education.

Peter Moss, from UCL Institute of Education, will share some of his preliminary thinking about this challenge; while Louise Lowings, from Madeley Nursery School, will share some examples from current practice that have evolved from a two year international research project in early childhood centres.

There will be time for questions and discussion about this vital subject.

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“Documentation as a tool for assessment/evaluation gives us an extremely strong ‘antibody’ to a proliferation of assessment/evaluation tools which are more and more anonymous, decontextualised and only apparently objective and democratic.”

– Carla Rinaldi, President of Reggio Children Foundation

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