By taking this course, students can expect to deepen their understanding of major evaluation theories, their historical background and their application in the field of international development. They can also expect to acquire basic evaluation skills through the use of case studies, performing meta-evaluation and creating evaluation proposals.
Objectives: By taking this course, students are expected to deepen their understanding of major evaluation theories, their historical background and their application in the field of international cooperation and science & technology from international perspective. They can also expect to acquire basic evaluation skills through performing evaluation of their chosen topics or meta-evaluation of the existing evaluation reports.
Contents, Tentative Schedule
1.Outline of the course. Introduction of the basic concepts of evaluation, Simple Evaluation Exercise: Evaluation of Chocolate chip cookies (10/7)
2.Evaluation of scientific research 1: Evaluation from the viewpoint of impact on society (Satoru Endo,10/14)
3.Monitoring and evaluation utilizing a logical framework, its basic concept and methodology (10/18)
4.Evaluation of scientific research 2: Evaluation on conducting scientific research (Satoru Endo,10/28)
5.Exercise of Project Formation Utilizing Logical Framework 1: How to make Suzukake-dai campus more student friendly? (11/2)
6.Evaluation of science policies and projects (Osamu Aruga,11/11)
7.Exercise of Project Formation Utilizing Logical Framework 2: How to make Suzukake-dai campus more student friendly? (11/18)
8.Presentation of Project Formation Utilizing Logical Framework: How to make Suzukake-dai campus more student friendly? (11/25)
9.Examples of Monitoring and Evaluation Utilizing Logical Framework: Evaluation Cases of International Development Projects (12/2)
10.Special Lecture (Takako Yuuki, Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA),JICA Research Institute,12/9)
11.Evaluation of Japan's Foreign Student Policy (12/16)
12.Result based management and evaluation, basic concept and methodology, Millennium Development Goals, Review of the Aid Evaluation of 50 donor organizations (1/6)
13.Presentation and discussion: Evaluation/Meta Evaluation survey result (1/20)
Presentation and discussion: Evaluation/Meta Evaluation survey result (1/27)
14.Presentation and discussion: Evaluation survey result (2/3)
Teaching Materials and presentation requirement:
There is no specific text for this course. Some references will be introduced during the course. In the last part of the course, class participants are expected to present on one of the followings: 'Meta-evaluation of an existing evaluation report' or 'Report of an evaluation survey'. Students are divided into groups, choose a subject, conduct a survey or analysis and make a presentation. Nowadays, many evaluation reports are available online.
Conditions for taking this course: Participating students are expected to have a good command of English since the lectures, presentations and discussions are conducted in English.
class attendance, positive participation in the case study work and discussion (50%), presentation and report (50%)
Evaluation is useful tool for both management and self-advancement. Through this course, I hope students will find it interesting and worth practicing.