31 October 2019

Glasgow, UK

Evaluation Network Scotland Quarterly Forum

Using the Arts in Evaluation: Opportunities and Challenges – “Fireside Chat” with Helen Simons


At very short notice we have the opportunity to meet with Helen Simons (Professor of Evaluation and Education, University of Southampton) who is guest lecturing at Glasgow University on 31st October.  Helen has very kindly offered to have a fireside chat and Q&A session with us on the use of the arts in evaluation, a passionate interest of hers.

5.00 – 5.30 pm  We will start our forum with the opportunity to network

5.30 – 7.00 pm Helen will open the session by exploring the potential of the arts for understanding the quality of what people experience in evaluation both through data generated by different art forms – written and visual – and their use in interpretation and reporting.  This is not without its challenges.  Some of our audiences may not value artistic forms of data; evaluators sometimes question their skill set; and ethical issues of privacy and identity often arise.  Yet the arts are a powerful and democratic way of generating and communicating understanding open to all.

So please bring your questions, experience and thoughts about the use of the arts and ethics in evaluation to share and discuss it promises to be an engaging session!

Location: Vox Liminis, 217 Gallowgate, Glasgow. G1 5DX (opposite the gate to the Barras)

All are welcome – UKES member or not.  The event is free, but if you plan to attend please let Colleen know by Tuesday 29th October colleen@voxliminis.co.uk spaces will be limited.