The aim of the LSE Education Evaluation Framework is to support colleagues in designing and conducting evaluations for their activities, with a focus on activities taking place in the education and student experience space. This evaluation work will allow us to better understand our work, and improve activities over time.
The LSE Education Evaluation Framework takes a reflexive approach to evaluation. Rather than prescribing a specific methodology or evaluation objectives, it provides a framework for users to design an evaluation addressing their priorities with methodologies they consider most appropriate.
To support projects in conducting evaluations, we have established the open Evaluation Fund. Funding is available for LSE projects to hire student research assistants to support the design and delivery of evaluation.
We are inviting applications to the evaluation fund from all LSE projects. To submit an informal application (outlining the scope of the evaluation and tasks for a research assistants) or discuss questions, please reach out to Jonathan Schulte, Evaluation Manager in the Eden Centre (email@example.com).
We are currently looking for a second round of pilot projects for the 2022/23 academic year. If you have a project and would like us to work with you on designing an evaluation using the LSE Education Evaluation Framework, please get in contact.
We started to pilot the LSE Evaluation Framework in the academic year 2021/22 with six projects from across the School.
A range of projects are involved in the pilot phase:
- Colleagues in the department of Psychological and Behavioural Science are evaluating student and staff perspectives on the cross-course Integration Essays for second-year students.
- The Eden Centre is evaluating the Peer Study Groups run in departments, and how their setup impacted students.
- The Eden Centre is also evaluating LSE’s approach to the creation and reuse of Open Education Resources, using the research diaries originally developed by Amanda Sheely as a case study.
- The Careers Teams is evaluating the Micro-Internship Programme’s selection process and impact on students.
- Colleagues from PAGE are evaluating the impact of a combined scholarship and leadership programme on students.
- Colleagues from LSE LIFE are evaluating the impact of the Prepare to Learn pre-arrival online course on student transitions and outcomes at LSE.
Using the Framework
If you have any questions about the framework or how you might use it in your work, please reach out to Jonathan Schulte, Evaluation Manager in the Eden Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also find more details on the framework and key resources here.