Portal:Social entrepreneurship/Curriculum/General/Valuation/Activities

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Evaluation occurs at many levels throughout a programme/initative/project/etc.

General Questions

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  • What is the purpose of the evaluation?
    • What would you like it to achieve?
      • Design an e/valuation process to achieve that purpose.
        • The purpose should include: improving the programme ....
        • The AI process may then be applied with participants to redesign the programme ....
  • Evaluate from whose perspective?
    • Student?
    • Lecturer?
    • Community?
    • etc.
  • Measurement Drives Behaviour
    • What behaviours should be encouraged for students/ educators/ programme managers/ etc. involved in social entrepreneurship initiatives?

By Stage/Phase

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  • What has been done before?
    • Do we need to do this project at all?
    • What can we build on?
    • Is the community asking for help?

Idea Evaluation

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  • What are the criteria for evaluation of an idea?
    • Size of the intended social impact
    • Rationale
    • Feasibility
    • Disruptive effect

Process of idea Development

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  • Matching idea types and implementation methodologies to evaluation approaches?
    • Is there a methodology being applied that needs to be consistent from idea to projects and initiatives?
  • Easier to think in terms of projects than ideas or initiatives
  • ...

General Questions

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  • How do you measure Social Impact?
  • What are the measures of Sustainability?
  • Defining objectives and related outputs?
  • How do we formulate outcomes and goals?
  • Setting specific targets and timelines.
  • Setting appropriate and measurable outcomes.
  • Who evaluates whom.
  • Value of peer to peer review.

Evaluating an Idea

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Ideas are generally expressed in a proposal. How do we evaluate a proposal (or other form) in terms of its social impact?

Think carefully about the best way to evaluate your idea and incorporate appropriate measures.

In general (an approach to augment the evaluation of all ideas/projects/etc., consider a voting system via (e.g.) Survey Monkey (or other such tool) with colour coded questions relating to the various facets of sustainability (social, economic and environmental). See the figure on the Wikipedia entry for Sustainable Development.

Evaluating a Project

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  • Outcomes mapping

Evaluating a Social Entrepreneurship Initiative

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  • ...

Experiential Learning

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This is your next step in the community engagement process. Activities here will be extended in future modules/units and build on previous.

The pattern will generally be:

Preparation and planning ... field work/ quest ... learn ... come back and share ... create links under Community ....

In collaboration with the community and other stakeholders, develop an evaluation framework ...

What Next?

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