Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Level Evaluation Model

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Evaluation of teaching and learning can have different purposes, including collecting feedback for teacher improvement, developing a portfolio for job applications, or gathering data as part of personnel decisions, such as reappointment or for a promotion. To collect information for improvement can be informal and focus on specific areas an individual r wishes to develop. When the purpose of evaluation is decision making, it is important to use a comprehensive and systematic process. Since there are many dimensions in teaching and learning, it is best to use multiple measures involving multiple sources of data to evaluate. Evaluation is necessary to plan for future. Evaluation shows the success, failure and the progress of a program. Many…show more content…
Each institution should pick a evaluation model most suited for their purposes. One such widely used model is Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Level Evaluation Model. His model consists of four levels, namely : Reaction, Learning, Behaviour and Results. There are four main steps in designing an evaluation: Determining the purpose (or intended use), developing questions, creating a budget, and choosing the data collection methods (W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 1998). These steps may or may not be done in this particular order, but often it is best to determine the purpose of the evaluation first. The model I have developed is based on Kirkpatrick’s four level model but with many different concepts.
The first level of the said model would be Input, the second level Process of Learning, third level Success of Learning and the fourth level
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How do students use what they have learned? Are employers satisfied with their employees work? Does the company/institution encourage employees to follow this specific learning programme? The evaluation tools for this method could be control groups? Organizational documents (to recognise whether there has been improvements, promotions, salary increments) questionnaires, self evaluation forms (before and after the specific learning programme) peer evaluation forms, employer evaluation of employee(before and after the specific learning programme). [See annexure

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