oa African Journal of Health Professions Education - Development of an evaluation matrix for a community-based interdisciplinary health-promotion course : research
Background. In order to conduct a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of a curriculum, there must be a framework to guide the process that is needed to evaluate various aspects of the education programme. The Concept-Indicator-Method was chosen and modified as the conceptual framework that steered the evaluation process of a community-based interdisciplinary health-promotion course.
Objective. This article draws attention to the development of an appropriate evaluation matrix based on the Concept-Indicator-Method, which served as the organising framework for the evaluation. The focus of the evaluation was on assessing the perceived effectiveness and impact on the stakeholders of the course so as to direct the teaching and learning of health promotion at higher education institutions.
Methods. The mixed-methods approach was selected as the most appropriate research design for data collection and analysis. The use of multiple data collection instruments and sources provided a broader perspective and deeper understanding of the core concepts of the evaluation from the perspective of multiple sources.
Results. Three core concepts were identified in the evaluation of this community-based undergraduate programme: (i) curriculum; (ii) community-based learning; and (iii) university-school collaboration. Furthermore, associated key indicators for each core concept were developed.
Conclusion. The evaluation matrix may be of particular interest to those who are seeking an evaluation tool for evaluating a community-based course.
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