Evaluation of national communities of practice program

John Mitchell & Associates evaluated the Communities of Practice project conducted by the national staff development program Reframing the Future. Click here to see report.

Role of Evaluator

The role of the evaluator is to identify, through research and consultation, the processes for establishing VET communities of practice nationally and document examples of good practice for dissemination.

The consultant will:

  • provide an extensive literature review on Communities of Practice to the participating networks, including an analysis of a theoretical framework for the establishment of Communities of Practice. Identification of the attributes of successful Communities of Practice;
  • maintain regular contact with the program mentor and the networks for evaluation purposes;
  • develop 5 case studies of the networks and document national examples of Communities of Practice, for dissemination to those who may be considering the establishment of the same;
  • produce a final evaluation report which will inform directions and criteria for selection of project in 2002 and, together with the mentor, a research paper for a VET conference.