Evaluation and Research

Start date / Finish date:

4th February - 3rd May 2019

On-site module dates:

11th March - 15th March 2019

Closing date for applications:

31st October 2018  23rd November 2018

On-site location:

University of Lisbon Botanic Garden, Portugal

Number of funded places available per country:

Italy: 5 places

Portugal: 10 places

UK: 5 places


Research Credit: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Research. Credit: Hortus Botanicus Leiden
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This module of LearnToEngage will offer participants the opportunity to develop experience and knowledge of a range of methods and approaches to evaluation and research within the context of informal and non-formal education and learning.

Participants will explore case studies and best practice of evaluation and research, including quantitative and qualitative approaches, from the botanic gardens and museum sector. The module will support participants to develop an evaluation and research framework and strategy so that these elements can be embedded at an organisational level and help improve the quality of the experiences they offer.

In addition, participants will understand how to use evaluation to make their sites and activities more accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds and ensure better engagement with the public.