Evaluation of Micro-Projects and LEVEL5 Approch
Following action research principles, a certain part of the evaluation was carried out by practice partners and intermediates.
They received support and instruction regarding the utilisation of the evaluation approach by descriptions and links on a web-based ACT-NET-portal and by acting recommendations distributed in form of so called manuals. After consultation the decisions about the applied specific procedures were finally taken by the practice partners themselves in equivalence to their own project aims and their possibilities and resources.
The learning projects and the learners were evaluated and the results in terms of competence developments were recorded and displayed in the LEVEL5 software.
These partner evaluations were not subject to this evaluation
In the final project phase the partners and informal evaluators were asked to comment on the main procedural elements and the instruments applied in the ACT approach.
For this purpose a quantitative questionnaire was combined with qualitative evaluators’ reports that were guided by open questions.
Both instruments tackled the following topics:
- Usability and feasibility,
- Effort and acceptance,
- Pre-knowledge and skills of staff and
of procedures and instruments.