In Nutrition Education Methods II, students will expand upon the education methods they learned in Nutrition Education Methods I (HFIT630) to explore evaluation methods in detail. Logic models will be developed, as will questions for both process and outcome evaluations. Throughout the course, a comprehensive program evaluation will be built to improve subsequent delivery of nutrition education.
In this course, students will:
- Demonstrate the differences between formative and summative evaluation and describe appropriate uses.
- Describe the logic model, identifying the purpose for each step.
- Examine process and outcome evaluation in detail, defining when each is to be used and the purpose of use.
- Develop the ability to write outcomes and pair them with appropriate assessment methods.
- Provide opportunities for collaboration and investigation in an online environment.
- Create a logic model for the student’s own nutrition education session.
- Design questions for a process and outcomes evaluation of the student’s own nutrition education session.
- Craft a comprehensive program evaluation plan for the students’ own nutrition education session.
- Modify the methods used to improve delivery and learning in subsequent classes.
- Self-evaluate overall teaching experience in terms of learning that occurred, presentation, quality of materials, effectiveness of evaluation, ability to connect with students and appropriateness of information, level and pace.
Sample topics covered include:
- An overview of evaluation and evaluation stakeholders
- Measurement tools, process and outcome evaluation
- Evaluation design
- Interpreting data
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