‘How Do We Know It’s Working?’

GOWC is delighted to have been involved in this innovative project with Reading International Solidarity Centre in the UK:

 ‘Quality or Quantity: Measuring teachers’ impact on pupil attitudes and actions’.

As part of this project GOWC contributed to the creation of RISC’s new resource pack for evaluating the impact of development education work on pupils’ values and attitudes, ‘How Do We Know It’s Working 2?

Download the full pack here:


The pack contains a number of simple but effective participatory tools for establishing a baseline prior to DE work, and measuring shifts in attitudes or values following the work.

This project involved working on an expanded and enhanced version of the original 2008 How Do We Know It’s Working pack, relevant to teachers and pupils of all ages across the European Union.

The project involved teachers, student teachers and tutors developing ways of measuring change in pupils’ attitudes and actions. The work will was carried out with EU funding, and with partner organisations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland, Ethiopia and the South East of England over a three year period.

For more information, or to organise a workshop onhow to use the pack in your school, college or youth group, please contact Vicky Donnelly at education@galwayowc.org

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Support for this project gratefully acknowledged:

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