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Collaborative Assessment Process Workshop, 26 – 28 July 2013

Collaborative Assessment Process workshop was conducted at Puducherry by the India Council for Integral Education (ICIE) in collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Hewlett-Packard and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Collaborative Assessment Process was designed as an innovative, creative process of monitoring & evaluation that is peer-to-peer based at the Project Director level. The workshop aimed at creating a state-of-the-art process of self-understanding and a shared understanding of the EIFI projects   based all over the country.

The Education Innovation Fund for India (EIFI) works for a transformative change in India. The purpose of EIFI is to identify and collaborate with significant innovative ideas and projects in education that can be developed and scaled to the next level of operation, with the sponsorship of an EIFI Grant.

The CAP workshop facilitated the EIFI Project Directors to design self monitoring and evaluation process and tools.
It had the following outcomes:

1) Increased accuracy in evidence.

2) Created a community of practice for ‘horizontal’ peer-to-peer learning within and between projects.

3) Contributed to sustained program improvement beyond the life of the grant.

The workshop was led by Dr. Stephen Vincent Lancrin, senior researcher from OECD and Dr. Clare Strawn, senior researcher from ISTE. Dr. Stephen Vincent-Lancrin is in charge of the “Inclusive Innovation in Education” section of the OECD’s global report on “Innovation Policy” which is being prepared for global policy makers, as well as educational leaders in India. Dr. Clare Strawn is widely published in the areas of assessment, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge creation, as well as a global workshop leader in all aspects of the use of research to create and use knowledge to enhance organizational development and empowerment.

The workshop was attended by 16 EIFI awardees including  IIM Ahmedabad, Vinyas, Oasis, Centre for Environmental Education, KC Mahindra Trust, Riverside Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, Teach for India and Centre for Sustainable Development.

To view the detailed report by Dr Clare Strawn from ISTE, please visit ISTE CAP workshop report

Photographs from the workshop