Lessons of Evaluating Innovations in Education Given at Information and Methodological Centre of Nevsky District
24 March 2022On March 22, the seminar "Process Innovation and Its Evaluation" held at Information and Methodological Centre of the Nevsky District, St. Petersburg, brought together methodologists and heads of innovation platforms from various educational institutions.
The participants discussed the methodology, mechanisms and tools for evaluating innovation in education. Galina Osipenko, Director of the Information and Methodological Centre, noted the importance of correlating new experience with the previous one for effective innovative development. "The evaluation of innovations is a problem not only in education, but also in all spheres of human activities. And the solutions may be similar," said Olga Zhebrovskaya, Ph.D. in Education, Associate Professor at St. Petersburg State University.
Elena Kurtseva, Ph.D. in Education, Associate Professor at St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, says that evaluation of innovations is the basis for planning educational projects, targeted programmes and materials to be submitted to various competitions. In addition, according to her, it is a means of obtaining external evaluation and a benchmarking tool.
At the final stage the seminar participants tried their hand at evaluating innovations. This part of the event was moderated by Anna Samodelkina, Deputy Director for the experimental site at Information and Methodological Centre of the Nevsky District. She invited the participants to perform an expert examination of an innovative project according to 5 main criteria, and they defined a whole range of indicators that can be applied in the examination of innovative projects.
In total, 58 people from St. Petersburg, Leningradskaya Oblast, the Udmurt Republic, the Vitebsk Oblast, the Republic of Belarus, the Luhansk People's Republic took part in the events held at the venue, 26 participating in person, 32 watching the video broadcast.