Intended learning outcomes
Students who have completed the Master of Evaluation course will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluation theory and practice;
- make effective use of evaluation literature and research;
- apply understandings of evaluation theory and methods to a range of professional settings; and
- demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles that should characterise leaders in the evaluation field.
Graduates will develop evidence and practice based knowledge of evaluation and research that applies across disciplines. They will demonstrate a high level of skill designing and conducting evaluation and research activities and communicating with clients and stakeholders. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
Graduates will be prepared to engage in evaluation in their professional and community contexts where they will be able to initiate and implement evaluation projects, and practice evaluative thinking. They will understand the existence of multiple sets of values, how those affect the task of evaluation, and how to make the values conversation an explicit component of evaluation work.
Integrity and Self-Awareness
Graduates will be familiar with existing professional standards and competencies for evaluators. They will have developed a sense of intellectual integrity regarding evaluation theory, method and practice. They will demonstrate well-developed evaluative decision-making skills and the ability to reflect critically on their evaluation practice.
Last updated: 12 November 2021