In this article, the authors theoretically and empirically explore the concept of learning evaluation. They shed light on the positioning of the learning evaluation amid scholarly work on evaluations. Moreover, they describe the learning evaluation in practice in the Netherlands by going into a specific project called the Stimulation Program on Citizen and Environment. The theoretical and empirical quest gives insights into the problems with and possibilities of the learning evaluation. They think that their experiences can help the further development of theory about learning evaluation as well as aid in the practice of such evaluations.

action research, evaluation, evaluation research, learning,
Evaluation Review: a journal of applied social research
Department of Public Administration

Edelenbos, J, & van Buuren, M.W. (2005). The learning evaluation : a theoretical and empirical exploration. Evaluation Review: a journal of applied social research (Vol. 29, pp. 591–612). doi:10.1177/0193841X05276126