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external evaluator

an individual conducting a program evaluation who is not a regular full-time employee of the program being evaluated. Such an evaluation is considered more objective and potentially less biased than one produced by an internal evaluator. External agents are often preferred for summative evaluations, with possible highly visible consequences, to ensure the validity and credibility of the results.

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March 1st 2024

symbolic learning theory

symbolic learning theory

a theory that attempts to explain how imagery works in performance enhancement. It suggests that imagery develops and enhances a coding system that creates a mental blueprint of what has to be done to complete an action.