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Title: Evaluation of Educational Programmes – the Contribution of History to Modern Evaluation Thinking
Evaluation of educational programmes
Alternative title / Subtitle: the contribution of history to modern evaluation thinking
Authors: Σταυροπούλου, Αρετή Σ.
Στρουμπούκη, Θεοδώρα
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Education--Evaluation;Nursing--Study and teaching (Graduate);Αξιολόγηση προγράμματος σπουδών;Νοσηλευτική;Εκπαίδευση;Evaluation models
Subjects: Νοσηλευτική
Issue Date: 21-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 20-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Introduction: The evaluation of educational programmes is considered as an important action for educators in the field of nursing. Throughout the history of nursing education a variety of methods and models of evaluation have been developed and used to evaluate educational activities. Aim: The aim of this paper is to review the history of evaluation in nursing education, and to highlight its contribution to modern evaluation thinking. Methodology: A literature search of the electronic databases ProQuest, GoogleScholar, CINHAL+ and PubMed was conducted, benchmarking texts on evaluation and education as well as articles and documents describing evaluation theories and methods in education. Findings: Α significant number of evaluation models were developed and tested in real educational contexts. Their utilisation in education had a significant impact on course improvement and quality, but most of the evaluation models were criticised for their multifaceted nature. Despite this, their contribution to the development of modern evaluation approaches is evident. Conclusion: The history of evaluation in education highlighted the contradictory attributes of educational evaluation, its usefulness in different educational contexts, and its complexity in implementation. These opposing characteristics led to the development of novel evaluative activities focusing on flexibility and a synthesis of methods.
Description: Review article
Language: English
Citation: Stavropoulou, A. & Stroubouki, T. (April 2014). Evaluation of educational programmes: the contribution of history to modern evaluation thinking. “Health Science Journal”. 8(2):193-204.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 8, τεύχος 2 (Απρ. - Ιουν. 2014)

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