Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation can be seen as integral parts of a single process. They are interconnected and their application provides information on different, predefined segments. Monitoring and evaluation are of great importance in the field of training, if one wants to organize and provide adequate training that meets the needs of users, meets all legal requirements and includes the best existing practice.
Monitoring is a prerequisite for conducting valid assessment, evaluation and analysis in all the different areas that training entails.
The essence of the evaluation is to obtain relevant data that should serve us to make further decisions.
The Judicial Academy conducts continuous summative evaluation and monitoring of all educational activities in order to monitor the quality of training and maintain the level of efficiency and effectiveness of educational work.
Description of the variables of the instrument for the evaluation of educational activities
Independent variable: Job position of the respondent. This variable allows us to determine whether the evaluation of the educational activity of the participants of the Judicial Academy depends on the job positions of the respondents. We investigate this variable with question number 5. It is a semi-open, multiple-choice question.
Dependent variable number 1: Competencies of the teacher as assessed by the trainees.
Indicator 1 of dependent variable number 1: assessment of teacher competence regarding course content (question number 1.a).
Indicator 2 of dependent variable number 1: assessment of planning competencies of teachers (question number 1.b).
Indicator 3 of dependent variable number 1: evaluation of teachers' communication competences (question number 1.g).
Indicator 4 of dependent variable number 1: evaluation of didactic competences of teachers in terms of structuring a balanced relationship between theory and practice during the course (question number 1.v).
Dependent variable number 2: Educational content assessed by participants.
Indicator 1 of dependent variable number 2: assessment of the obsolescence of the educational content of the course (question number 2.a).
Indicator 2 of dependent variable number 2: assessment of the relevance of the course content from the aspect of current professional obligations of the participants (question number 2.b).
Indicator 3 of dependent variable number 2: assessment of the importance of the educational content for the improvement of the student's understanding (question number 2.v).
Dependent variable number 3. Educational material distributed during the course evaluated by the participants.
Indicator 1 of dependent variable number 3: evaluation of the interestingness of the educational material that was used and distributed during the educational activity (question number 3.a).
Indicator 3 of dependent variable number 3: evaluation of the usefulness of educational material, which was used and distributed during the educational activity, to master the teaching content (question number 3.b)
Indicator 4 of dependent variable number 3: evaluation of the usefulness of educational material, which was used and distributed during the educational activity, for application in the current or future professional practice of the participants (question number 3.v).
Control variable: Expertise of the teacher in the subject he deals with. This is the only question formulated in negation (he did not demonstrate). Respondents' answers that differ from previous evaluations of characteristics will not be taken into consideration. (question number 4).
Question number 6, which is open-ended, serves us to monitor the educational needs of training users throughout the calendar year. The Judicial Academy conducts a survey of educational needs once a year, so the answers to this question can show us whether there are any deviations from the results we obtained from the research.