The Second Edition of Building Evaluation Capacity provides 89 highly structured activities which require minimal instructor preparation and encourage application-based learning of how to design and conduct evaluation studies. Ideal for use in program evaluation courses, professional development workshops, and organization stakeholder trainings, the activities cover the entire process of evaluation, including: understanding what evaluation is; the politics and ethics; the influence of culture; various models, approaches and designs; data collection and analysis methods; communicating and reporting progress and findings; and building and sustaining support. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, minimum and maximum number of participants, range of time required, materials needed, primary instructional method, and procedures for facilitators to help learners in the most common evaluation practices.

Reflections on Learning

Reflections on Learning


This section includes activities that involve participants reflecting on and synthesizing their learning from an evaluation course or workshop.

Activity 85

Headlining Learning


This activity provides participants an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned in the course (workshop) and to distill key concepts they want to remember.

Instructional Objectives

Participants will

  • Reflect on and discuss with others what they have learned in the course (workshop)
  • Develop a newspaper headline that represents their learning

Number of Participants

  • Minimum number of participants: 3
  • Maximum number of participants: unlimited when participants are in groups of 3 to 5

Time Estimate: 30 to 45 minutes

This activity requires approximately 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of participants (or groups) and the time available for discussion.

Materials Needed

  • Poster board or newsprint paper
  • Flipchart, ...
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