Intersections between Participatory Evaluation and Social Pedagogy

Jill Anne Chouinard, Peter Milley, J. Bradley Cousins


It can be argued that participatory evaluation and social pedagogy share several interconnections given their respective developments and evolutions. In this paper we explore affinities between these two domains of inquiry in order to understand points of intersection and departure at deeper levels that has occurred to date. Following a recent review and integration of more than 100 empirical studies of participatory evaluation (Cousins & Chouinard, 2012) we re-examine a selection of emergent themes through a social-pedagogical lens. We highlight similarities and differences and then lay out a set of issues for considerations for participatory evaluation and in the interest of opening an dialogue among those engaged in research and practice within either sphere if interest.


social pedagogy; participatory evaluation; social change

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