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Applying the Kirkpatrick model: Evaluating an Interaction for Learning Framework curriculum intervention

Paull, M.ORCID: 0000-0001-8613-2159, Whitsed, C. and Girardi, A. (2016) Applying the Kirkpatrick model: Evaluating an Interaction for Learning Framework curriculum intervention. Issues in Educational Research, 26 (3). pp. 490-507.

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Global perspectives and interpersonal and intercultural communication competencies are viewed as a priority within higher education. For management educators, globalisation, student mobility and widening pathways present numerous challenges, but afford opportunities for curriculum innovation. The Interaction for Learning Framework (ILF) seeks to help academics introduce curriculum change and increase peer interaction opportunities. Although the framework has many strengths to recommend it, the ILF does not provide a process by which academics can easily evaluate the outcomes produced by its implementation. In this paper, we examine the efficacy of a popular four level training evaluation framework – the Kirkpatrick model – as a way to appraise the outcomes of ILF-based curriculum interventions. We conclude that the Kirkpatrick model offers educators a straightforward basis for evaluation of interventions, but that as with any model the approach to evaluation should be adapted to the particular setting and circumstances.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Institutes for Educational Research
Copyright: © 2016, Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc.
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