Adult Learning Principles (& Tips) for M&E Training

The increasing demand for M&E has fostered a surplus of resources on the practice of M&E, but much less on training others in M&E. Furthermore, much of the existing literature on the topic is rather academic, with little discussion of practical pedagogy. We wrote a book on M&E training to help address this, and this post draws from the book to summarize 14 key adult learning principles for M&E training, and brief tips to put them to practice. Adults are self-directed learners that bring to training past experiences, values, opinions,

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Logical Bridge Game

In our book on M&E training, we present a variety of active learning techniques to engage people in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training. The “Logical Bridge” activity is one of the earliest that I used, and a good example of how M&E learning can be made fun not only for training, but also as an icebreaker or team-building activity for other events. Logic models are a widely adopted (and adapted) tool for project/program’s design.  They summarize the hierarchy of intended results, measurement of these result (indicators and means of verification),

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