Through the Looking Glass (with evaluative thinking!): How professional learning solutions implicitly blame teachers

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Dr. Jane Davidson and educational systems change expert Joanne McEachen explain how sometimes the obvious solution is not in fact the right solution at all.

Even if it’s part of what’s needed, there are systemic issues in play that must be addressed as well.

Powerful insights to share with

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Wicked Solutions: A systems approach to complex problems

Wicked Solutions

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There have been two major changes in evaluation in the past decade, and a new book just out this week combines the two in an amazingly rich and thoughtful, but practical and readable way.

It’s Bob Williams and Sjon van ’t Hof’s Wicked Solutions : A systems approach to complex

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7 myths about systems approaches to evaluation

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This week’s conference on ‘Systemic approaches in evaluation’, hosted by GIZ in Frankfurt showcased some useful approaches to evaluation (which will be made available on the conference website soon). It also highlighted some common myths about systems approaches to evaluation:

1. Systems approaches are about including everything

This is impossible. And trying to

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