01 SES 04 B, Square Peg in a Round Hole?
Parallel Paper Session
School evaluation in Norway has traditionally been used as a tool for development. The purpose of the paper is to discuss how external school evaluation is used for organizational learning. The reseach question is: How does school use external evaluation as a tool for organizational learning?
Theoretical framework is based on a review of organizational learning, where some common aspects of organizational learning make the structure of the analysis. The four aspects are collective learningprocesses, inquiry and feedback, interpretation and responding and higher levels of learning. Based on the analyzes I discuss hoe the school experienced the external evaluation, how they interpreted the results, how they followed up the results and how they experienced change, increased knowledge and learning.
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