Thinking Evaluatively, Graphically, and Visually Through Conceptual Maps in I-GUIDE
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Time: 12:00 pm (Central Time)
The purpose of this VCO is to improve understanding and skills in evaluative thinking and activities within the I-GUIDE ecosystem. Throughout the past year, the I-GUIDE Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer Team have been actively engaged in visually exploring evaluation methods for the I-GUIDE project. During this VCO, the team will share valuable insights gained from their experiences, which can be applied to the creation of graphic conceptual maps. These maps are designed to visually represent and outline the primary activities, outputs, and outcomes of the I-GUIDE project.
Join this VCO for a presentation on facilitating a better understanding of the I-GUIDE internal evaluation process, effectively integrating evaluation processes within the I-GUIDE (or other project) ecosystem, and ways to develop elementary graphic conceptual maps through reflection of project work.
Dr. Rodney Hopson
Rodney Hopson serves as Professor of Evaluation in the Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. He received his Ph.D. from the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia with major concentrations in educational evaluation, anthropology, and policy, and sociolinguistics. Hopson’s cumulative work in evaluation emphasizes the transformative possibility of developing mechanisms that promote educational and social equity through the development of communities of practice in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways to answer compelling for broadening participation, inclusion, diversity for those often forgotten and underserved in schools, community and social settings.
Ramya Kumaran, Graduate Student, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
Askshit Sharma, Graduate Student, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.