Demonstrating Different
Types of Chi ldren's
Learning
Un i v er se A w a ren e s s
E v a l u a t i o n F ra me w o r k

Gr...
Universe Awareness
Evaluation Strands
Front End
Formative
Summative
Front End
§  GOAL: To explore baseline perceptions and
identify useful activities.
§  Before a project is initiated
§  ...
Formative
§  GOAL: To improve activities and refine them
§  During the project
§  Gathering participants’ views
§  Tea...
Summative
§  GOAL: To demonstrate the overall impact of the
project
§  At the end of the project
§  Gathering a range o...
Timeline

Project	
  ini6a6on:	
  
2011	
  
Project	
  goals	
  

March	
  2012:	
  
New	
  goals	
  

Nov	
  2012:	
  
NP...
Motivation
Objectives
Curiosity
Tenacity
Enjoyment
Inspiration

Evidence
§  Children are doing the tasks with pleasure
§...
Scientif ic Skills
Objectives

Evidence

Develop
Scientific
Thinking

§  Correct use of vocabulary or to name objects and...
Awareness of the Universe
Objectives

Evidence

Observing,
exploring and
discovering:
The Sun, The
Solar System,.
Stars, M...
Intercultural Awareness
Objectives

Evidence

Valuing different cultural
perspective.

§  Awareness of different cultures...
Legacy
Objectives

Evidence
Disseminating knowledge §  Continuous Personal
to other teachers
Development sharing
§  Writ...
Evidence: Motivation
Case	
  Study:	
  Germany-­‐	
  Teacher	
  Training	
  responses	
  	
  
	
  

n=78	
  comments	
  (2...
Evidence: Motivation

Case	
  study:	
  The	
  Netherlands-­‐	
  Teacher	
  training	
  responses	
  	
  
March	
  2013 	
...
Evidence: Legacy

Case study: United Kingdom Teacher training responses
Nov 2011

n = 48 participants

Initial Action Plan...
www.unawe.org/evaluation	
  
Pedro Russo
russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl
@pruss | @unawe
www.unawe.org/evaluation	
  
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Demonstrating Different Types of Children's Learning: EU-UNAWE Evaluation Framework

  1. 1. Demonstrating Different Types of Chi ldren's Learning Un i v er se A w a ren e s s E v a l u a t i o n F ra me w o r k Grace Kimble (Inst. of Education, UK) Pedro Russo (Leiden University, NL)
  2. 2. Universe Awareness Evaluation Strands Front End Formative Summative
  3. 3. Front End §  GOAL: To explore baseline perceptions and identify useful activities. §  Before a project is initiated §  Explore stakeholder views and needs for project §  Teacher panels, pupil consultations, educator views
  4. 4. Formative §  GOAL: To improve activities and refine them §  During the project §  Gathering participants’ views §  Teacher surveys, large sample sizes, often quantitative
  5. 5. Summative §  GOAL: To demonstrate the overall impact of the project §  At the end of the project §  Gathering a range of stakeholder views according to report on project goals §  Range of qualitative and quantitative methods to demonstrate breadth and depth of impact
  6. 6. Timeline Project  ini6a6on:   2011   Project  goals   March  2012:   New  goals   Nov  2012:   NPMs  amend   framework   Aug  2012:   Summa6ve  evalua6on   materials  produced   Dec.  2012:   UNAWE  Evalua6on   materials  published  
  7. 7. Motivation Objectives Curiosity Tenacity Enjoyment Inspiration Evidence §  Children are doing the tasks with pleasure §  Children seem enchanted §  Children react with diligence in front of the proposed activities §  Children demonstrate attention §  Children apply perseverance / tenacity §  Children manifest inquisitiveness §  Children introduce some complex questions
  8. 8. Scientif ic Skills Objectives Evidence Develop Scientific Thinking §  Correct use of vocabulary or to name objects and phenomena observed in sky Problem Solving Techniques §  Grouping objects §  Developing some experiences related to the hypothesis §  Linking new information with existing conceptions Planning & Conducting §  Sharing with others their new knowledge Investigations
  9. 9. Awareness of the Universe Objectives Evidence Observing, exploring and discovering: The Sun, The Solar System,. Stars, Milky Way, Galaxies. Direct observation explanations, discussing, drawing, construction, creative responses, movements and dances, etc. to demonstrate knowledge of one of the features listed. left
  10. 10. Intercultural Awareness Objectives Evidence Valuing different cultural perspective. §  Awareness of different cultures Recognising different physical perspectives. Positive attitude towards astronomy. Valuing inclusive education Working Individually & in Teams. §  Ability to observe and explain differences in phenomena in different countries §  Statements of future activity with regards to astronomy
  11. 11. Legacy Objectives Evidence Disseminating knowledge §  Continuous Personal to other teachers Development sharing §  Written or spoken statements Recommendations for §  New short, medium or long term improvements planning Embedding new materials in curriculum
  12. 12. Evidence: Motivation Case  Study:  Germany-­‐  Teacher  Training  responses       n=78  comments  (2012)    
  13. 13. Evidence: Motivation Case  study:  The  Netherlands-­‐  Teacher  training  responses     March  2013          n=65  comments      Did  you  develop  any  new  skills  or  prac6ce  exis6ng  skills?   Teacher quotes; many focussed on pedagogical approach as a skill they had acquired: “new skills! inquiry learning and how I can use it in my classroom” “how to explain clearly to children using visuals” “the usefulness of discovery learning”
  14. 14. Evidence: Legacy Case study: United Kingdom Teacher training responses Nov 2011 n = 48 participants Initial Action Plan - as a result of this training I will: Disseminate today’s programme to my other 3 year group colleagues in P6 and possibly to the P7 year group. Explore resources indicated to us today and try to secure funding for those requiring purchases”. Follow up: Have you ever had a chance to talk to your colleagues about EU-UNAWE to disseminate what you have learned? “I disseminated some of the materials at a staff meeting. I have also incorporated the materials into a unit called, all based on light, planets, constellations etc and have shared it with two colleagues from other schools who have also used it”.
  15. 15. www.unawe.org/evaluation  
  16. 16. Pedro Russo russo@strw.leidenuniv.nl @pruss | @unawe www.unawe.org/evaluation  

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