The CPDLab project is a small, two year project within the Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The project started in October 2011. The project is now looking for an independent, external evaluator to support project's Quality Assurance work-stream. Working within the project’s quality assurance plan, the independent evaluation will focus on the extent feedback from the wider group of stakeholders in the Pedagogical Advisory Board have impacted upon and influenced the course development process.
The independent evaluation takes place within the project’s Quality Assurance work-stream (work package 4), which is led by project partner DGIDC, Portugal. The independent evaluation forms part of the overall Quality Assurance plan, and sits alongside the Project’s Pedagogical Board.
Working within the project’s quality assurance plan, the independent evaluation will focus on the extent feedback from the wider group of stakeholders in the Pedagogical Advisory Board have impacted upon and influenced the course development process.
In addition, the independent evaluator would be looked to act as a ‘critical friend’ to the CPDLab project team, reviewing and providing informal feedback and recommendation to help inform the three courses produced by CPDLab meet the needs of teachers from across Europe.
As part of the application process, the proposed independent evaluation methodology and process should be outlined, together with the number of different instruments to be deployed help gather feedback.
The independent evaluation will be carried out over the period April 2012 to September 2013.
Most of the evaluation work will be done remotely, with the work spread over the period. In terms of total days, it is expected to be in the region of 10 to 15 days spread over the period of 18 months.
Budget and plan
The evaluator should provide EUN with an estimation of the costs for the successful performance and delivery of the above mentioned activities, as well as a draft implementation plan and timescales. Total professional fees should be separated out from the costs eg: expected travel costs.
The selection process will be based on the following factors:
- The relevant experience and quality of the person/organisation who will perform the services (background, expertise and knowledge of teacher professional development, previous experience in project/programme evaluation);
- The proposed methodology and approach to be employed;
- The cost of the services concerned and the timeliness of the delivery of the reports.
- Proficiency in the English language.
The deadline for applications is: 17:00 CET, 24th February 2012. Applications should be submitted as a word document, providing details of the proposed approach, experience and costs. This document must be no longer than 10 pages in length.
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Interested applicants are invited to send their applications with the information requested above by e-mail to:
Ioanna Leontaraki, Project Support Assistant, EUN, email@example.com