How "cultural responsiveness" is defined and addressed in an independent consulting practice has personal, professional, and business repercussions. This presentation touches on matters to address in evaluation design and program delivery intended to be culturally responsive. #designthinking ...
- This requires the capability to communicate with program staff and program participants to design evaluation processes e.g., data collection via surveys, observations, and qualitative inquiry to abstract honest reactions, observe genuine interactions, solicit truthful responses for interpretation of that information. 8 Design Thinking (by Ideo) Adapted from Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit (2011) e Tell stories Search for meaning Frame opportun-ities Track learnings Move forward Under-stand challenge Prepare research Gather inspiration Generate ideas Refine ideas Make proto-types Get feedback Janet: Conference focuses also on design in program development, as well as in data presentation and evaluation. Design Thinking, by Ideo, used by educators for own inquiry projects leading to change in educational practice, curriculum, learning Examined use with OST program for urban secondary students re: e’ship & 3-D techlogies in maker spaces OVERARCHING: Key opportunities for cultural responsiveness: Who is included? ALL ANALYSIS & INTERP opps Interpretive focus groups (Dodson & Schmalbaeur, 2005) FEATURES OF DESIGN THINKING: Understanding that challenge and ideation of solution(s) may occur in parallel Divergent thinking and convergent thinking – PROCESS MAY FEEL DIFFERENT TO DIFFERENT PARTICIPANTS, may have culture-based implications - Use of visual analogy – CAN BE HELPFUL WHEN WORKING ACROSS LANGUAGES (limited vocabulary, can convey motion, movement 5 Whys - PROCESS MAY FEEL DIFFERENT TO DIFFERENT PARTICIPANTS, may have culture-based implications 9 Challenges to Independent Consultants Capacity limitations – evaluator may not be fluently multilingual Client budget limitations – no funds to pay translation or interpretation services Timeframe – project deliverable due dates conflict with time needed for appropriate design Inaccessibility to study population – geographic barriers impede on-site access, no prior relationship with program (evaluand) exists Norma : As solo practitioners, we have encountered these challenges and they have given us pause at various points in our evaluation work