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Theories of Evaluation Topical Interest Group

Have you ever wondered,
What is evaluation theory?
How do we evaluate evaluation theories?
How does theory impact practice?
How does practice impact theory? 
How can we diversify our theory landscape?

Wherever you are on your journey as an evaluator, if you've asked these questions,
the Theories of Evaluation TIG is the space for you! 


Through collaboration and co-learning, the Theories of Evaluation (ToE) TIG seeks
to facilitate and contribute to the development and refinement of theoretical and
empirical advances and development in Evaluation theories, models, and philosophy.

"... there is nothing so practical as good theory." - Kurt Lewin (1951)

"... there is nothing so theoretical as good practice." - Michael Fullan (2001)

Upcoming Events & Announcements

AEA is now accepting session proposal submissions for Evaluation 2023, taking place October 9-14, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN! 

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. 

Click this link to submit your proposal!