Evaluation is not always about measuring up to
someone else’s idea of success
It can be about your own unique learning story. Students are achieving remarkable things with digital technologies - often innovative projects that are way outside the scope of traditional testing. To support and celebrate this learning we need to be able to recognise not just the outcomes but also the personal competencies and capabilities fuelling the work.
Story Hui can be described as a next generation evaluation tool. It tells us about complex learning-in-action through storytelling, group questioning and simple drawings. Within this process, previously hard-to-see learner strengths and capabilities come to the fore - these are mapped using a simple coding system and analysed for themes.
I’m Liz Stevenson and I’ve worked with digital communication technologies in health, education and creative design. I developed Story Hui as my PhD methodology and I'm investigating the links between indigenous storytelling and networked learning communities.