This one-of-a-kind book fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, the authors draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance that can be tailored to different M&E training needs and contexts, including those for novices, professionals, organizations and their staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.

Learning Assessment Activities

Learning Assessment Activities

Description

Activities during training to measure and assess individual learning, providing feedback for both the leaner and instructor. They can be written or observations of performance and either summative or formative. (Learning assessment can also occur prior to or after training, but we focus on training delivery here.)

Advantages

Similar to review activities, learning assessment assists learners and trainers to monitor learning progress and identify areas to improve (Adult Learning Principle 14: Chapter 4; Table 4.4). Related, they are goal oriented and can be used to motivate learners. When appropriate, they can also be used to assess or certify learners’ readiness to perform skills after training. Learning assessment is also useful to evaluate training effectiveness.

Disadvantages

Learning assessments can intimidate certain learners and be seen as a ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles