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critical thinking and moral reasoning impact assessment tools for de and esd

Critical Thinking and Moral ReasoningImpact Assessment Tools for DE and ESD

Nancy. L. Serrano, September 25th 2009, University of Limerick

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Why a DE/ESD evaluation tool?
  • Project background
  • Qualitative Vs. Quantitative
  • Factors influencing decision-making on SD
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Critical Thinking and DE/ESD
  • Tool design parameters
  • Consultation day feedback
  • Next steps…
why a de esd evaluation tool
Why a DE/ESD Evaluation Tool?
  • No standard assessment to measure impact of work in formal or non-formal DE/ESD sectors
  • To increase transparency, communication, and possible comparisons
  • To allow for much-needed benchmarks and baselines to be established
project background
Project Background
  • July 2008 - April 2009 : RCE-Ireland Project “Situated Learning and DE/ESD Activism” - questionnaire tool developed testing 3 variables: situational, knowledge & ability, intrapersonal

(Hines, Homerford and Tomera, 1986)

  • Focus on values and attitudes, and critical thinking - identified in literature for action-orientation, (IRISH AID, 1999, Tormey, 2003, Tilbury and Wortman, 2004)
  • To develop a quantitative evaluation tool
qualitative vs quantitative
Qualitative

Interpretive

Individualistic

Time consuming

Wide-ranging

Non-comparative

Complex to analyse

Not statistically significant

Can raise ‘new’ issues

Quantitative

Addresses pre-determined questions

Straight forward to collate

Statistically analytic

Comparative

Dependent on evaluator knowledge

Does not encourage ‘new’ issues

Qualitative vs Quantitative
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Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluation

http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/k4levels/index.htm

Qualitative

Quantitative

factors influencing decision making on sustainability issues
Factors influencing decision-making on sustainability Issues
  • Situational factors (e.g existence of recycle banks, public transport)
  • knowledge and ability factors (e.g. knowing about energy saving and how to do it)
  • intrapersonal factors (e.g. attitudes, values, acceptance of responsibility)

(Hines, Hungerford and Tomera,1986)

The intrapersonal factor MUST be dealt with for LASTING behavioural change

values and attitudes intrapersonal factors
Values and Attitudes -Intrapersonal factors-
  • Social Value Orientation
    • Individualistic
    • Competitive
    • Co-operative

(Osbaldiston and Sheldon, 2002, Komorita and Parks, 1995)

critical thinking and de esd
Critical Thinking and DE/ESD
  • “Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe or do.”

(Ennis, 1993)

  • DE/ESD is cross-curricular
  • Some critical thinking skills are more relevant to DE/ESD e.g.
    • open-mindedness
    • ability to judge credibility of sources
    • ask clarifying questions and draw conclusions
    • identify conclusions, reasons, and assumptions

(Ennis, 1993)

  • Critical thinking tests: general-content based, subject specific, multiple choice tests exist (Illinois Critical Thinking Project), essay-style tests (simulated situations) (The Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Essay Test)
consultation day feedback
Consultation Day Feedback
  • Values + Attitudes
    • Responsibility
    • Openness
    • Inter-connectedness
    • Tolerance
    • Ownership
    • Motivation
    • Intention
  • Critical Thinking Skills
    • See other perspectives
    • Question+critique
    • Analyse complex issues
    • Make informed choices
    • Action planning
    • Futures thinking
    • Adapting to changing world
evaluation tool design format
Evaluation Tool Design Format
  • July 2008 - April 2009 : “Situated Learning and DE/ESD Activism” project - questionnaire tool, 3 variables: situational, knowledge & ability, intrapersonal

(Hines, Homerford and Tomera, 1986)

  • Defining Issues Test (Bebeau and Thoma, 2003)
    • moral reasoning psychometric test
    • Story-format or scenarios
    • participants rank statements in order of importance, in relation to decision made in each scenario
    • based on the work of Lawrence Kohlberg. (Kohlberg, 1973). The DIT measures moral reasoning on a scale corresponding to these stages
  • Adapting scenarios model to test for values and attitudes and critical thinking skills
  • Develop DE/ESD scale for action-orientation
  • Example Scenario question from original questionnaire
next steps
Next Steps…
  • Adapting and finalising scenarios to test for priority values, attitudes and critical thinking skills
  • Piloting tool in DE/ESD sector
  • Analysing data
  • Reporting data obtained to sector and

fine-tuning tool

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Thank-you

RCE-IRELAND

Nancy L. Serrano, RCE Research Assistant,

Department of Education and Professional Studies,

University of Limerick

Phone: 061-212927

E-mail: nancy.l.serrano@ul.ie