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Evaluación Horizontal: Estimulando el aprendizaje social entre “pares”

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  • Thiele, Graham
  • Devaux, Andre
  • Velasco, Claudio
  • Manrique, Kurt
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    La evaluación horizontal es un método flexible de evaluación que combina la autoevaluación y una revisión externa por "pares". Hemos desarrollado este método para utilizarlo en una red regional en los Andes que desarrolla nuevas metodologías de investigación y desarrollo (I + D). La participación de "pares" neutraliza las relaciones de poder asimétricas que prevalecen en las evaluaciones externas tradicionales, creándose una atmósfera más favorable para aprender y mejorar. El elemento central de una evaluación horizontal es un taller que reúne a un grupo de "participantes locales", quienes están desarrollando y aplicando una nueva metodología de I + D, y a un grupo de "visitantes" o "pares" interesados en dicha metodología. El taller combina presentaciones sobre la metodología "en estudio", visitas de campo, trabajo en grupo y discusiones en plenaria. El método suscita y compara las percepciones de los dos grupos con respecto a las fortalezas y debilidades de la metodología y provee sugerencias prácticas para mejorarlo, que a menudo se ponen en práctica inmediatamente; promueve el aprendizaje social entre los grupos involucrados y estimula la investigación más a fondo y el desarrollo de la metodología en otros entornos.

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    Paper provided by Institutional Learning and Change (ILAC) Initiative in its series ILAC Briefs with number 52524.

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    Keywords: evaluación; horizontal; Agricultural and Food Policy; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies;

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