Evaluate and Assess Research Methods in Work Education: Determine if Methods Used to Evaluate Work Education Research are Valid and How Assessment of These Methods is Conducted
This manuscript will compare, research, and comment on how work education experts and practitioners conduct research and evaluations of learning models in today’s modern society. It will measure how valid these practices are and how work education assessment tools are used to determine if learning is taking place. This paper will compare the different paradigms of learning between teaching adults vice teaching children, and give a historical perspective of how these paradigms were developed and modified over the years. The question on whether any of this research is considered useful and valid by educational practitioners will be debated and what experts in the field of work education have determined is worthwhile and should be pursued further. Kirkpatrick’s fourth level of assessment will be introduced as a possible assessment model for evaluation work education research and evaluation. In conclusion the author will give his opinion and suggestions for improving work education research and evaluation methods.