Evaluation

This intellectual output (05) the evaluation was systematically documented and explored the impact of the programme and the quality of the project as a whole. It captured the ways in which the programme impacts
on:

  • Children’s digital literacy, emotional intelligence and decision-making within cyberspace;
  • Children’s digital citizenship, awareness of social and cultural difference, tolerance and respect for others;
  • Teachers participation & co-learning about the ways they can best support children’s healthy online participation;
  • Parents’ appreciation of the benefits, challenges and risks of the digital world for children and their understanding of how children manage these and their own role in supporting this.

Evaluation was formative and drew on appreciative inquiry methods in order to provide continuous feed back into the design of the programme as well as assessing its overall quality and impact (Beebeejaun et. al. 2014). It will do this through:

  • Child-oriented interviews and focus groups with children;
  • Interviews with teachers;
  • Focus groups with parents;
  • Participant observation in each school.