The impact of practice on pedagogy: Reflections of novice evaluation teachers

Jill Anne Chouinard, Ayesha S. Boyce

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In this practice note two novice evaluation teachers share their findings from research conducted with students who were enrolled in a theory and practicum course in evaluation. The study focused on understanding how and in what ways students navigate between the world of theory and the world of practice. The findings from this study subsequently led to a re-envisioning of the course offerings to provide a more nuanced transition between two dichotomized conceptualizations of evaluation (theory and practice), revised syllabi, and the addition of a third course. The implications of this research (and subsequent pedagogical revisions) raise important issues for evaluation teachers and practitioners, as we continue to debate the relationship between theory and practice in evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-287
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Program Evaluation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Evaluation teaching
  • Novice evaluators
  • Theory and practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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