Evaluate and inform practice

Purpose: so that robust evidence can sustain, inform, influence and change policy and practice.

Context: Competent CLD practitioners require to build evidence-based practice based on an appreciation of the value of research and evaluation.  They need a knowledge of the methods and techniques commonly used and an understanding of the current issues and challenges in evaluation, quality assurance and performance measurement in CLD.

As a competent practitioner with an ability to evaluate and inform practice you will be able to demonstrate that you can:

  • understand the differences between research, evaluation and associated concepts;
  • employ appropriate tools, frameworks and methodologies in the evaluation of practice;
  • draw on evaluation findings to inform your own practice;
  • use participative evaluative processes;
  • promote and support community led research and evaluation;
  • analyse policy, research and evaluation evidence;
  • learn from other perspectives and challenge your own assumptions;
  • interpret and use evidence related to outcomes and impact;
  • present evidence to a range of audiences using appropriate tools and digital technologies.

These competences and indicators should be read in conjunction with the definition of a competent CLD worker.

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