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School:
Eastern Mennonite University
Course:
Pax 624 - Monitoring & Evaluation

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Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice Peacebuilding Spring 2011 January 10 14 PAX 624 Monitoring Evaluation Instructor Mark M Rogers markmrogers hotmail com Tel 360 734 2702 Course Description 1 This is an introductory monitoring and evaluation course for peacebuilding practitioners and professionals It assumes that participants are already familiar with the theory and practice of peacebuilding but not monitoring and evaluation The course approaches monitoring and evaluation from a learning perspective and introduces theories of change indicators monitoring evaluation design and tools for reflective practice Its objectives are to enable participants to think evaluatively design better projects to monitor and learn from those projects more regularly and effectively and to enable participants to engage with final evaluations more thoroughly The course design includes mini lectures experiential learning exercises and practical case applications The course is offered either for training or for one two or three hours of MA credit For students taking the course for credit there are additional requirements Students are invited to submit a 5 7 page case study of a peacebuilding project to be used in the practicum sessions involving indicator development monitoring planning and evaluation design The cases should include a detailed conflict analysis a goal statement SMART objectives targeted results and brief descriptions of the key activities Two to four case studies will be chosen according to participant interest Course Objectives 1 To acquire tools for analysis reflection and learning that add value to peacebuilding practice 2 To understand the basic concepts and activities involved in monitoring and evaluating peacebuilding initiatives 3 To develop skills in evaluative thinking 4 To develop and practice skills that are important for monitoring and evaluating projects such as indicator development and evaluation planning 1 This course syllabus includes segments



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