“Creativity is intelligence having fun”, Albert Einstein.
Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant (EvalQuality.com) and recently appointed Creative Advisor of this blog. To start contributing I thought of writing some posts about how creativity intertwines with evaluation. This is Part II of a two-part post. You can find Part I here.
Lesson Learned: Evaluation is a rigorous, systematic trans discipline. However, evaluators can (and already) use creativity to improve their practice in many different moments and levels.
Here are many examples, just digging in our aea365’s archives:
1. Making the most of new available tools
Here are some clever examples:
2. Disseminating results
We have plenty of examples within the Data Visualization and Reporting TIG. Here are some:
3. Learning about Evaluation
When it comes to our own learning, there is also room for new things. Here some ideas:
We would love to hear how YOU are using creativity in your evaluation work.
Please consider contributing your own aea365 post! (sara.vaca@EvalQuality.com)
More about creativity and evaluation coming soon!
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