Evaluation of Learning Cities and Regions – Case studies from Northern Ireland and Australia
7 November 2022 - 31 May 2023
Evaluation plays an important role in learning cities and regions. It tells us if we are achieving the intended outcomes of our lifelong learning strategies and initiatives and helps us to communicate the impact of our work to stakeholders. This event will feature case studies from two learning city practitioners from the City of Canning in Western Australia and Derry-Strabane in Northern Ireland, showcasing approaches to evaluation at program and strategic levels in both urban and rural contexts. The event is be hosted by evaluation enthusiasts from the City of Wyndham (and contribution from City of Melton and and the City of Wollongong); it is supported by the Australian Learning Communities Network and the PASCAL International Observatory.
Michele Murphy is the Learning City Region Coordinator for Derry City and Strabane District Council. Learning Cities is a UNESCO project that aims to promote lifelong learning for all citizens across the city and district; it is funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council. Michele has been in post since December 2018.
Sally Nicholas is the Community Learning Programming & Operations Lead for City of Canning in Perth, Western Australia. Canning’s Learning City Strategy was launched in 2017 and has recently received membership to the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. Sally is leading the implementation of a new Measurement & Evaluation Framework developed in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact.
Dr Leone Wheeler is the Honorary CEO of the Australian Learning Communities Network (ALCN), and Associate in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University and Board Member of PASCAL International Observatory.
Sharyn Wheatcroft is the Learning Community Officer at Wyndham City Council in Victoria, Australia. Sharyn is reviewing and developing an evaluation tool for Community Learning Festivals.
This is a pre-recorded event. Viewing will be available from Friday 11 November 2022