The Cultural Learning Evidence Champion’s HANDBOOK

This handbook is a guide to getting to grips with what we call the ‘evidence agenda’ in arts and cultural learning. Evidencing the difference your work makes to the people who take part and learning from how others have evaluated their work can help all of us improve and make arts and cultural learning stronger and more sustainable. The trouble is that it is hard and no one ever tells you what you need to be good at, to be good at using evidence.

This handbook is designed to make it easier not only to ‘do’ evidence and evaluation, but to love them, to become a champion for them and spread the good word throughout arts and cultural education. Throughout the document the researchers talk about the attitudes and the approaches that Evidence Champions take as well as the key skills they need. Beginners can be Champions, just as much as experts can, but you might want a little guidance when you’re taking your first steps. That’s why they cover some of the key knowledge and skills you’ll need, as well as some things you can do right now.

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