|Internal Evaluation Report|
|Friday, 27 July 2007|
This internal evaluation of the Centre for Excellence in Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals (WLE Centre) spans the period from its inception in March 2005 to July 2007. It seeks to provide formative feedback to the Centre, its staff and its internal and external stakeholders as well as to inform the overall evaluation of the HEFCE-funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning programme.
Quantitative and qualitative data were collected, inter alia through desk research and semistructured interviews, and analysed, using the recommended RUFDATA methodology, in order to examine planned and unplanned outcomes as well as challenges in relation to the aims of the Centre. Those aims are to contribute to a better understanding of the processes and issues governing work-based learning and to provide a stimulus for innovation in teaching, evaluation and assessment (in the Institute and beyond).
The report examines the conceptualisation and implementation by the WLE of the ‘theory of change’ of the national CETL initiative through the sponsorship of R&D projects on professional practice in work-based learning with staff as the key drivers of change; the effective use, where appropriate, of new technologies afforded by the development of a new physical and virtual Centre; the dissemination of research findings, practice and other deliverables to inform and illustrate what is and what is not possible.