Event Type: Conference Workshop
Event Theme: Evidence-based Practice
Speaker: Prof. Janet Clinton (Director of Centre for Program Evaluation, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Ms. Tania Blatti (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia)
Date: 26 Oct 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: RLB502, Research Complex, HKSYU
1) Refreshment will be provided.
2) Free Admission.
3) Registration is not compulsory but recommended for seat-reservation and news update.
This interactive workshop will explore in detail the notion of evidence, and what it means to integrate within practice. Utilising the “Evidence into Action Model”, participants in the workshop will examine the four key functions that constitute the Evidence into Action Model. These functions are: (1) Generate and source: The creation, identification and collation of evidence in an area or theme within the key research areas (policy, theory, practice implementation and scale); (2) Synthesis: combining various components or elements of the research to form a connected whole. The synthesis process requires a systematic approach to combining facts with criteria and standards to enable an evaluative judgement to be made about the topic under investigation; (3) Utilisation: The process of maximising the use of evidence to inform practice; and (4) Knowledge management: process of collating, translating and effectively distributing the synthesised research evidence. Finally, the workshop will demonstrate the use of program logic as a means of practically engaging practitioners in evidence informed practice. The workshop is relevant to practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
Professor Janet Clinton is Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation and Director of the International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub, at the University of Melbourne. She has wide national and international experience as an evaluator and educator, and has an extensive publication record. Janet currently the leads a number of interdisciplinary projects including the Visible Classroom initiative, the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool and the Assessment for Graduate Teaching projects. Overall, she has led over 120 national and international evaluation and research projects.