This course is designed to provide an exposure in theoretical as well as practical aspects of program evaluation in educational setting. It basically focuses on evaluation process, methods and techniques useful in evaluating educational programs and services. This course provides a conceptual understanding of program evaluation with perspectives and approaches to evaluation, skills for developing evaluation tools and techniques and approaches for using these tools and techniques in evaluating educational programs. Further, it provides an opportunity of developing culture specific and participatory evaluation schemes for educational programs and services as well. In addition to providing knowledge and skills for developing and implementing program evaluation activities, this course presents skills of planning and managing for program evaluation activities in an educational institution.
Major activities of the course include independent writing, classroom discussion, peer review, presentation, library study and field visits. Assessment of learners will be made on the basis of their reflective, critical and constructive participation in the aforementioned activities, thereby contributing to the successful completion of the course.
- Teacher: Ramila Subedi
The course gives students an opportunity to practise and improve their writing skills in English. It focuses on the basics of academic writing and provides a strong foundation for writing and publishing scholarly papers. Moreover, it equips students with the skills of academic design standards as per the American Psychological Association’s (APA) style manual. The general aim of the course is therefore to help students to develop as writers and prepare them for future academic career. The course basically helps students to identify and address writing issues that they, as novice researchers, commonly experience. Moreover, it will enable them to plan, write and organize their scholarly works effectively. The scope of the course covers aspects of the writing process, internal organization, formatting style (citation and references), external structure, academic integrity and more.
Attending this course will not make you a prolific writer overnight, but will certainly make you a better prepared scholar who can cope with the challenges of academic writing at Kathmandu University School of Education and beyond.
- Facilitator: Rebat Dhakal