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Monitoring of Adult Education Programme

Starts on: 1 st & 15 th of every month | Duration:10 weeks | Registration open

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Dr. BuddHall

Dr. BuddHall Director of Community Based Research at University of Victoria, BC Canada, is a researcher and educator. Currently he is the director of Adult Education, Community Based Research at the University of Victoria, working on building networks linking local, regional, national and international persons using community-campus partnerships for community well-being and sustainable development. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Dr. Mandakini Pant

Dr. Mandakini Pant, Consultant, New Delhi, is a researcher and educator with over 25 years of research and teaching experience. She has worked in PRIA for over 10 years in areas of Women & Gender Studies, Citizenship, Governance, Social Development, and Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. DR. Pant has also taught at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Rajesh Tandon, is President-Founder of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organisation providing support to grass roots initiatives in South Asia. Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He has served on numerous government task forces and committees both nationally and internationally. He is also the UNESCO Co-Chair for Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

About the Course Special Features Target_Audience Learning Outcomes Course Format


The true test of a programme is its sustainability and capacity to deliver in a given time-frame and budget. These objectives may however, not always be completely accounted for within the programme plan. It is, therefore, integral to have a monitoring and evaluation system in place to ensure the smooth operation of a programme, well past its final implementation. A good monitoring plan not only looks at whether the deliverables are being met, but notes the unforeseen drawbacks of the programme and recommends provisions for rectification.

Participatory approaches to adult education demand a participatory method of monitoring and evaluating these programmes. Thus enabling the people, community and organisations to critically evaluate the adult education programmes and their performance indicates devolution of power to the primary stakeholders. This not only creates a programme which is internally driven, but also creates empowered individuals who together form an informed community.


  • This innovative course is offered in an online mode, making learning accessible outside working hours. Distance delivery includes communication through Moodle where the learner will be able to download course material and the required readings
  • Learners will get the opportunity to participate in an open forum with the facilitator and the other co-learners to discuss the themes that arise in the course materials
  • The course has been developed by experts who have worked on this issue for a considerable number of year
  • The design of this course has been so made that the learner is the main focus. By introducing self-assessing tools, the learners can evaluate themselves through self- assessment tools


  • Community based workers and activists
  • Those working on issues of the poor and the marginalised – rural and urban
  • Those working towards equality and social recognition with women, gay and lesbian groups, religious minorities, displaced persons etc.
  • Field level practitioners working on a range of issues including health, water, sanitation, micro-finance and self-help groups, cooperatives etc.


On completion of the course the participant will learn:

  • To analyse the role of a programme monitor, in monitoring of adult education programmes, including development schemes
  • To appraise the characteristics of a good monitoring system
  • To understand the process of preparing monitoring plans
  • To gain deeper understanding of monitoring tools/instruments and methodologies
  • Identify various ways of developing monitoring tools at various levels of programme implementation for generating specific types of information


  • 4 modules
  • Self-assessment test after each module
  • 2 videos in the course
  • Each module will have:
    1. Powerpoint presentation highlighting the content of the module
    2. Additional readings


Module 1: Conceptual Understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Introduction to the concept of Evaluation
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Module 2: Methodologies for Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Elements of Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Determining Indicators
  • Reporting and Using Monitoring and Evaluation Results

Module 3: Designing Monitoring Methods

  • Choosing data-collection methods
  • Preparing data - collection tools for monitoring
  • Plan for the analysis of data collected

Module 4: Emerging Challenges in Monitoring and Evaluation of Adult Education Programmes

  • Evaluating Impacts
  • Utilising Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Mainstreaming Monitoring and Evaluation

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