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Thursday, September 20 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Plenary three: Karol Olejniczak "Transforming evaluation practice with serious games"

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Karol Olejniczak (Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG UW), Warsaw, Poland)

During the presentation we will explore the innovative and dynamically developing practice of serious games to find inspiration for addressing some of the key challenges of our evaluation practice.

We will start with a two-dimensional typology of games for evaluation, distinguishing between the level of complexity of a policy issue, and the intended primary purpose of the inquiry. Then I will present four types of games for evaluation, illustrating them with exemplars of real-life application. These are: games for testing retention of skills and knowledge, games for teaching knowables, games for crash-testing mechanisms, and games for exploring system dynamics.

In conclusion, everyone will assess, using real-time survey, the potential utility of the presented game types for advancing evaluation practice. And, of course, as with all games, there will be the opportunity to win prizes.

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Duncan Rintoul

Manager, Evaluation Capacity Building, NSW Department of Education
I have been working in social research and evaluation since 2000. My favourite things to chat about, apart from my kids and how good Wollongong is:* evaluation capacity building* design thinking and innovation* evaluative practice in education, particularly in schools * public sector... Read More →

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Karol Olejniczak

Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies
Karol Olejniczak is an Assistant Professor of public policy at EUROREG - University of Warsaw, Poland, and a visiting scholar at The George Washington University, Washington D.C. He is also a co-founder of policy research company Evaluation for Government Organization (EGO s.c.).His... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm AEST
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