Murray Saunders

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This paper will report on the evaluation experience in two SOCRATES (European Union funding mechanism designed to support innovation in teaching and learning) projects focused on change in Higher Education. The projects were international in scope involving 6 countries and 10 institutions within the last four years. The paper reflects on change in(More)
This paper outlines the evaluation approach associated with the Learn-Nett project under the SOCRATES initiative. It describes the project, locates the role of evaluation within it and finally conceptualises the role evaluation might play in a change process. The paper argues that evaluation in these circumstances can be essentially formative but also be(More)
This article draws on research into evaluation and on the tacit practices used in an evaluation agency to develop an approach to initiating new evaluators into evaluation planning processes. Using these two sources as a base, this article suggests that it is possible to conceptualize evaluation as a series of knowledge-based practices. These knowledge-based(More)
This paper will report on the evaluation experience in two SOCRATES projects focused on change in Higher Education. The projects were international in scope involving 6 countries and 20 institutions within the last four years. The paper reflects on change in institutions specifically, especially those introduced by the use of ICT and it suggests the(More)
Introduction This paper is derived from two sources. The first source is a framework used with colleagues in CSET [Centre for the Study of Education and Training] at the University of Lancaster, UK to undertake commissioned evaluations. The framework has been used but unacknowledged and this paper renders it’s shape explicitly for the first time. The second(More)