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Question 1 “It is important to evaluate the success and effectiveness of your courses so that you could make improvements on an on-going basis”. Justify the statement with reference to Kirkpatrick’s Model. You need to mention relevant activities to assess each stage. (500 words) Answer: The statement will be justified using Kirkpatrick’s Model. Kirkpatrick’s model compromises of 5 stages: reaction, learning, transfer, results and return of investment. The reaction stage involves the learner’s reaction to the teaching and their overall satisfaction in regards to the teaching process in general as well as the materials, teaching aids and the course design in itself. Surveying is one of the key factors needed to assess this stage. Every learner will be given a survey form after each lesson and after the overall course to rate the modes of teaching out of five as well as rate their current satisfaction with the course and a comment section where they can leave their opinions on what the institution could work on to improve their working pattern. This provides an additional perspective that could help the institution in gaining more results in the long run. The l earner stage focuses on the learner in regards to what they have actually learned. The activity to assess this stage will involve three tests: pre-learning, mid-course and post course. The pre-learning test will aid in knowing the learner’s current level which can be used to design a more learner centric course to help them achieve their goals. The mid-course test will be used to figure out how efficient the course is in regards to helping the learner actualize their goals as well as figuring out the learner’s speed in terms of the rate in which they are processing all the information. This will have its uses in accentuating the viable needs to further perpetuate the course and make it flexible to suit the learner. The post- course test will relay the progress and the improvement the learner has made throughout the course. The transfer stage focuses on the practicality of what the learner has gained through the course. The activity that I have chosen to evaluate this stage involves making the learners practise daily conversations and share their business acumen with trained professionals from the industry, This will help make the learners think in the language and provide a kick start in boosting their confidence whilst helping them getting accustomed to the related jargon. The result stage focuses on the impact the teaching course has made on the business in regards to successful negotiation as well as seeing an improvement in the learner’s skillset. The activity I have chosen to assess this stage is data mining. The fruition of the program will see its results in the database among the learners and how they differ pre-learning to their current level in their business activities as well as how they fare up against the other
professionals who didn’t have to take the course. This will provide steadfast results on the areas that needs to be focused on if they haven’t met their goals.

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