In the project students have the possibility to systematically evaluate a real-life public policy. In doing so they will work in small teams (probably 3 teams of 4 students per tutorial group). Students will propose a policy (in a suggested broader topic area) for evaluation and analysis in their application. The coordinators make a pre selection of those policies that seem suitable for a team project. In the first week of the project students will jointly decide on the topic they will address based on this pre selection, design a research and workplan, and make agreements how they will work together as a team. The second and the third weeks are dedicated to actual research on the policy, guided by the students’ previously developed plan. During this time students also start working on their written policy analysis report and the presentation thereof. In the fourth week the report and the presentation will be finalized, and the different sub-groups will present their findings to each other. This will be rounded off with an evaluative workshop at the end of the project period.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
• To provide students with an advanced and in-depth experience in systematically conducting a public policy evaluation by analyzing, proposing, deciding and evaluating a complex local, regional, national or global public policy (problem) with a multidisciplinary team; • To integrate and deepen their knowledge of different relevant disciplines and courses into one field of application: public policy evaluation & analysis • To integrate and deepen their experience with applying their acquired analytical skill set to a real-life policy. • To provide them with additional insights, awareness and experience in team dynamics and how they are in it as an individual