Evaluating

A selection of evaluation work Teresa has undertaken.

Evaluation of the second Inter-professional Learning Day, University of Brighton, November 2009

The Inter Professional Learning Day (IPL) at Brighton University was jointly planned by the *ECM working group, comprising course leaders from professional awards for those working with children and young people. This was the 2nd IPL Day organised through the ECM group and involved approximately 180 – 200 students in their final stages of professional preparation from nursing, education, social work, youth work, early years and midwifery, alongside lecturers and practitioners in these fields. The 1st took place in November 2008 and involved similar groups from a narrower range of programmes (teachers and midwives were additional programmes involved in 2009). The purpose of this evaluation was to review the experience gained from these two IPL days, to facilitate feedback to professional practitioners and educators, and to support the IPL/ECM working group in clarifying the focus of future IPL work. The evaluation and feedback process was also intended to inform the development of IPL work across the university and with professional groups beyond the institution.

The evaluation process and the final report were conducted and produced  with the support of a University of Brighton Research Fellowship, awarded to the ECM working group; the report was published in March 2010.

*ECM – Every Child Matters

IPLEvaluation – 8.3.10 – FINAL copy

Evaluation of Brighton and Hove Adult Learning Strategy 2007-2010

This report, published in Spring 2010,  was commissioned by Brighton and Hove Learning Partnership on behalf of the Adult Learning Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the Adult Learning Strategy carried out with members of the Adult Learning Group, partner colleges and community partners in the city. The Report deals with progress towards the achievement of the Adult Learning Strategy objectives during the period 2007 to November 2009 in order to inform a refresh of the strategy that took place during Spring 2010. Helen MacIntyre, Education Research Centre, University of Brighton, was my research officer during this evaluation.

ALS-FINAL 2009 executive summary copy

ALS Evaluation 2009 -FINAL copy

 

Evaluation of the ‘Building Bridges’ ESF Project Summer 2006–June 2008

This report, published in July 2008, was commissioned by the Family Learning Programme Manager of Brighton and Hove City Council, lead partner and delivery partner, on behalf of the Project Management Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the ESF-funded Building Bridges Project carried out with Project managers, workers, key providers and stakeholders. The Project activities spanned Brighton and Hove, Surrey and West Sussex. The Report deals with the activity of the Project between June 2006 and 2008.

Building Bridges-Final Report 2008 copy

Evaluation of the Community Outreach Learning Project April 2006–December 2007

This report, published in March 2008,  was commissioned by the Community Skills and Learning Manager of Brighton and Hove City Council, on behalf of the Project Steering Group. It details the findings of a qualitative review of the *ESF-funded Community Outreach Learning Project carried out with Project workers, key providers and Project participants. The Report deals with the activity of the Project between April 2006 and December 2007.

* ESF – European Social Fund

B&HCommunityLearning07-08FINAL copy

 

Evaluation of Whitehawk Inn, 2006 – 2007

This report, published in August 2007, was commissioned by Whitehawk Inn, East Brighton, and details the findings of a qualitative review of the work of the Whitehawk Inn community-based adult education and training hub, carried out with the management team, Gateway Project workers, community trustees, key education and employment advice providers, and with learners. The Report deals with the activity of the Whitehawk Inn between August 2006 and July 2007.

WHI-07 FINAL Evaluation copy

Evaluation of the Gateway to Learning Project September 2004 – June 2005

This report is a qualitative review of the Gateway to Learning Project, commissioned by Whitehawk Inn,East Brighton, UK. The Report deals with the activity of the Project between September 2004 and June 2005.

WHI Evaluation June 2005 (Final draft) copy

 

Progression from informal learning in the community to formal education.

This report developed out of a project to explore progression pathways from informal learning in the community, to more formal education being undertaken by the Friends Centre, for the Targets for Adult Learning Working Group (TALWG) of the Brighton and Hove Learning Partnership, during autumn 2001. The aim of that project was to research the range of progression routes that learners may want, finding out if they are aware of what is currently available, asking what they would like to see provided and in what form.

Progression report 2002-final copy

Learning and Training for Neighbourhood Renewal

This research, published in February 2002, developed out of a project to explore progression pathways from informal learning in the community to more formal education. It extended that work by mapping existing provision relating to skills and knowledge for the development of communities, and analysed needs and desires for training related to Neighbourhood Renewal.

Given the current shift towards delivery of services through the community and voluntary sector, this research has renewed relevance.

The 1st file is the substantive document with executive summary; file 2 is the action plan; file 3 is an annotated bibliography.

FinalReport-Learning & Training for NR-Feb2002 copy

FinalReport-Learning & Training for NR-Feb2002.2 copy

FinalReport-Learning & Training for NR-Feb2002.3 copy

Information, Advice & Guidance Project

This report is a qualitative evaluation of Brighton and Hove’s Information, advice and guidance (IAG) Project during 2000-2001. This particular phase of IAG development across the city had focused on meeting the IAG training needs of community and voluntary sector organisations.

IAG Evaluation Report 2001- final draft copy

 

Elfrida Society

This report was the outcome of an intense 3-month project with the Elfrida Society, in North London. Through the experience of ‘learning in context’, we collaboratively developed a training programme that  embedded opportunities for better learning outcomes  for Service Users in their regular support service. For the 3 months of the project we existed as our own ‘community of practice,’as we questioned & explored learning as a ‘socially situated’ activity.

Elfrida Society 2001-final report copy