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Wednesday, September 18 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Plenary 5: Jane Davidson "Unboxing the core like our lives depend on it – because they do"

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Jane Davidson (Real Evaluation LLC)

What’s one of the most undercooked ingredients in evaluation cuisine globally? Unfortunately for Planet Earth and its lovely inhabitants, it’s the critically important “evaluative” piece, the thing that makes evaluation … well, evaluation. That’s the part where we don’t just say what the results are, but how good they are – and (most importantly) why.

This sounds deceptively simple, I know, but in this address, I will share with you why undercooking the actually evaluative part of our work has far-reaching implications for our profession and those we serve.

Skip the evaluative piece or get it wrong, and what happens? At best, we will be delivering poor value for the evaluation investment. At worst, we will be perpetuating or even exacerbating social injustices.
In 2019, we are in unprecedented times, when misinformation is used as a weapon to cause division and discord. As purveyors of truth and justice, we have a critically important responsibility and an obligation to bring our very best evaluative game to this war on reality. Thankfully, we have more in our repertoire than you might have realized.
Let the unboxing begin!

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Jane Davidson

Real Evaluation LLC
Dr. Jane Davidson is best known for pioneering the increasingly popular Evaluation Rubrics Methodology, along with her various other refreshingly practical evaluation frameworks and approaches.Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, Jane is former Associate Director of The Evaluation... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am AEST
Pyrmont Theatre