'I' poems - a story telling method or a different kind of case study

I’ poems are a tool for relating individual stories about big experiences, life changing events, issues and problems for example: the impact of an experiential learning course. The technique is based on the narrative analysis method developed by Doucet and Mauthner (2008)  called the Listening Guide.

In the following workshop I introduced how this method works, tried it out on experiences and explored how it might be used within different work contexts. Participants...

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Can evaluation be experiential?

Can evaluation be experiential?

This workshop was presented at the ICEL Conference, Sydney (2008).

Evaluation is becoming a core area of skills development and interest across organisations in the public sector, the voluntary NGO sector and the community sectors. Government agencies and funding organisations are keen to learn more clearly than ever about the outcomes and impact that their initiatives, projects and investment have on key policy areas and target groups. Essentially they want to know, quite...

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Director, Clarity Coaching Scotland

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Transformation Team

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