Strategies for Engaging Youth in Evaluation: From Learning to Action
Session Number: 2971
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Other (Experiential Learning)
Tags: participatory evaluation, participatory learning and action, youth empowerment, youth mentoring, youth program, youth-adult partnership, youth-focused evaluation
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Mónica Ruiz-Casares [Associate Professor & Investigator - McGill University & SHERPA-Institut Universitaire]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Katie Richards-Schuster [Assistant Professor, School of Social Work - University of Michigan]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (04:30 PM - 06:00 PM)
Room: Virginia B
Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
The goal of this session is to open the floor to evaluators who are engaging youth in evaluation work and to create a space for them to share their work, their learning, and exchange ideas with youth and adult allies. Building on case examples from youth evaluation teams, participants will utilize a peer-to-peer exchange and small group discussion approach to respond to young people’s input and to share their own perspectives on the same issues , drawing on their own experiences and past evaluation work. We will use a World Café approach to create a collaborative, peer-learning environment. From the strategies and ideas generated during the session, we aim to generate a brief document/statement collectively with practical advice to evaluators who want to engage young people in evaluation. This resource will be made publicly available through the YFE-TIG website as well as other evaluation-related networks.
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