Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Reflective M&E approaches

Session Number: 3089
Track: Qualitative Methods
Session Type: Other (Experiential Learning)
Tags: Experiential Learning, learning, reflection
Session Facilitator: Joy Amulya [Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor - Center for Applied Impact and Learning, IREX]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Anne Laesecke [Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - IREX]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (06:15 PM - 07:15 PM)
Room: Virginia B

Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

A key challenge in any program aimed at creating change in individuals or communities is how to access the learning from experience. Reflective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches use strategic reflection and analysis to surface and articulate tacit learning from individual or collective experience. In addition, these approaches can be used to bring visibility to underlying systems and change processes. In this experiential learning session, we will explore how reflective M&E approaches work and how they can be used in evaluation, learning, and program activities. Session participants will have the opportunity to test approaches including Critical Moments Reflection, Ripple Effect Mapping, Most Significant Change, and Fill-in-the-Blank Narrative (“Mad Libs”). Through roundtable discussion, participants will discuss experiences with these and their own methods for surfacing tacit learning, and share best practices with the larger group.

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