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Second-order Learning in Developmental Evaluation

New Methods for Complex Conditions

Authors: Mitchell, Andrew

  • Provides a Developmental Education framework which augments traditional monitoring and evaluation
  • Details a case study investigating the sustainability of a town in the UK
  • Investigates how project learning and adaptation occur via Developmental Education
  • Provides guidance for policy responses to wicked problems and accompanying funding recommendations
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This book aims to account for how project learning and adaptation occurs through Developmental Evaluation (DE), especially under conditions of uncertainty, complexity and change. Drawing on enactive cognitive science, the author presents a DE framework designed to augment traditional monitoring and evaluation activities. Discussing this framework in detail, the author also reports upon an extended case project investigating the sustainability of a market town in the UK. The framework aims to support the reader in capturing second-order learning and exploring opportunities for innovative responses to dynamic, uncertain and complex operational conditions. Recommendations are offered for future research, and how the framework might be incorporated into the design and funding of projects deployed to work with wicked problems.

About the authors

Andrew Mitchell is a Research Fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. His background is in community based projects, working with complex and wicked problems. He undertakes qualitative research in project-based learning as well as socio-economic evaluations of project impacts.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Mitchell, Andrew

  • Evaluating Complexity

    Pages 21-47

    Mitchell, Andrew

  • Second-order Learning Systems

    Pages 49-94

    Mitchell, Andrew

  • Community-based Sustainability Initiatives as Learning Systems

    Pages 95-126

    Mitchell, Andrew

  • Concluding Remarks

    Pages 127-141

    Mitchell, Andrew

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Hardcover 57,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Second-order Learning in Developmental Evaluation
Book Subtitle
New Methods for Complex Conditions
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99371-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99371-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99370-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 146
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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