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Evaluative Inquiry for Complex Times

By: Beverly Parsons  

The article describes Communities of Learning, Inquiry, and Practice (CLIPs) a National Science Foundation grant (#335581). CLIPs engage in evaluative inquiry—a way of fostering individual and team learning within an organization about issues that are critical to its purpose and what it values. It involves an intentional process of framing important questions, systematically gathering information relevant to the questions, and using the information to draw credible conclusions that can shape practice. The article describes how to position the CLIP process within an organization for sustainability.

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