ESE 506: EnvEd Methods-Program Evaluation

Synonym:

58967 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Elizabeth McCann

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/15 - 5/7 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: EE – EE Methods Required Alternate; CB, Cert, EAO, IND & RMC – Elective Restricted to FL 07 Environmental Education ES students from December 9 – 16; open to all ES students on December 17; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via FirstClass.
Program evaluation is an essential (& marketable) skill among environmental education professionals. Evaluation should be part and parcel of any quality program design and implementation. Evaluation can help educational providers make informed decisions, gain insights into the merit of a given educational initiative and better ensure continual program improvement. In conjunction with practical, relevant projects and clients, this course will explore such topics as: why we do evaluation, design considerations, data sources and collection, limitations and sources of bias in evaluation processes, data analysis, interpretation and use of evaluative findings. Having such expertise sets the stage for success by enhancing course participants’ ability to make informed evaluative decisions in a variety of environmental education contexts. Please note: TBA Sunday class meeting, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.