24 learn impact evaluation in education

Hakim Hayat

The Regional Training Programme on Conducting an Impact Evaluation of Education is timely and relevant for those involved in a project and intervention that has potential of high impacts to the participants and has the possibility to be replicated in other programmes, said SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre Director Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar

He also highlighted that the centre, through its training programme, signifies on its commitment to continuously assist the member countries in addressing current issue of capacity building programmes.

He shared this during the programme’s virtual opening ceremony yesterday.

Twenty-four participants comprising TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) teachers, researchers, and managers from SEAMEO member countries – seven participants from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), Politeknik Brunei (PB), and Department of Training, Development and Research, Ministry of Education, Brunei Darussalam – attended.

The training programme aims to brief the participants on various definitions, including considerations of when to perform an impact assessment or evaluation; the process of conducting an impact study; key elements of evaluation design; and selected techniques of ex ante, expost evaluations using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

Participants at the programme. PHOTO: HAKIM HAYAT