The CES is glad to announce a pair of webinars delivered on March 30 in French by Richard Marceau and Francine Sylvain, and on April 6 in English by Ghislain Arbour, Frank Hogg, Richard Marceau, and Francine Sylvain on a terminological dictionary to clarify communication in evaluation practice.
Terminology is the scientific study of the specialized language associated with a domain of activity, like law or medicine. It proposes methods and criteria to develop and improve a language by supporting the selection of its terms and the quality of its definitions.
Program evaluation, as a domain of activity, requires a clear specialized language not only to facilitate seamless communication among the specialists (the scholars and practitioners), but also to deliver consistent and unambiguous evaluation products. Sources of evaluation terms and definitions are abundant, but sometimes can generate confusion and lack consistency.
This presentation explains the relevance, methodology and the characteristics of the project of a dictionary of evaluation in English that utilizes the teachings of terminology to address a fundamental challenge of communication in our discipline.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Time in French; Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Time in English.
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer's requirements.
COST: Free for all CES members.
- Ghislain Arbour
- Frank Hogg
- Richard Marceau
- Francine Sylvain
The following Competencies for Canadian Evaluators are addressed in the webinar:
- 2. Technical Practice competencies (in general)
- 3.5 Serves the information needs of intended users
- 3.6 Attends to issues of evaluation use
- 3.9 Shares evaluation expertise
- 5.1 Uses written communication skills and technologies
- 5.2 Uses verbal communication skills