The Benefits of Employing a Hybrid Evaluation Approach, Enacted Through Evaluation Survey and Reflective Journaling in Teacher Education in the Cayman Islands
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2008
Pages: 16 - 27
Sources ID: 28781
Notes: ISSN 0313-5373ISSN 0313-5373ISSN 0313-5373
The main purpose of the study was to ascertain the benefits of employing a hybrid evaluation approach to assessing a teacher education programme's objectives or intended outcomes. The benefits of employing the hybrid evaluation approach enacted through its evaluation survey component was seen in the fact that it acts as a guide for participants' thinking, facilitates the acquisition of a broad overview of their thoughts and could provide stakeholders with statistical data, if needed. The benefit of employing the hybrid evaluation approach enacted through its reflective journaling component, was seen in the fact that journaling helped participants to carry out in-depth "thinking about", and formulating written perceptions of various aspects of the programme. The strength of the hybrid evaluation approach rests in the combined and simultaneous use of both components in a single process of programme evaluation.