SUMMER SCHOOL - Experts
  • David Boud

    Deakin University
    Australia

    Gavin Brown

    The University of Auckland
    New Zealand

    Eduardo Cascallar

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Belgium

    Filip Dochy

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Belgium

    James Pellegrino

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    USA

    Mien Segers

    University Maastricht
    Netherlands


    David Boud

    My focus is on how assessment influences learning and the implications of this for courses, particularly at post-secondary levels. This has involved me in seeking to reconceptualise the purposes of assessment to emphasise how it and associated pedagogic activities can build learners’ capacities to make judgements about their own learning, and how feedback can be more effectively positioned as a curriculum practice. While I have published quantitative studies with collaborators, my particular interest is in qualitative methods and conceptualisations that illuminate little appreciated aspects of assessment and learning practices. Most recently this has begun to involve practice theory and socio-material approaches.

    Gavin Brown

    I teach educational research methods, assessment methods and theory, and quantitative statistical analysis. My passion is researcher education with the goal of ensuring students can competently undertake quantitative research around problems to do with the relationship of policy and/or context factors on teachers' and/or students' thinking or experiences and the impact of those responses on educational outcomes. I have published studies using confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, latent curve modeling, and multi-group invariance testing and developed tests using item response theory.

    Eduardo Cascallar

    My main areas of expertise and interest are: cognitive underpinnings of learning and performance; assessment and the use of IRT methods for the analysis of tests and questionnaires; and research methodology and research design, using a variety of advanced statistical techniques. In addition, I have lately worked with predictive systems using artificial neural network applications with very good results in many projects. I also have ample experience in large scale national and international projects. I would be delighted to discuss topics related to any of the above and provide guidance and suggestions, as mentoring is most certainly one of my passions!

    Filip Dochy

    Filip Dochy is Professor Professional Learning & Development, Corporate Training and Lifelong Learning at the KU Leuven. His research topics are assessment, team learning, higher education, students’ perceptions, and training (for trainers/professors(in business & education), among others. He has been a president of EARLI and a founding member of the JURE community. He was founding editor of the Educational Research Review and Frontline Learning Research journals. He belongs to a high number of international journals’ editorial boards and has written over 200 articles and book chapters. He was also founder and coordinator of the SIG-1 Assessment and Evaluation.

    James Pellegrino

    James W. Pellegrino is co-director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, and Distinguished Professor of Education. His unique blend of expertise -- which combines knowledge of cognitive science, psychometrics, educational technology, instructional practice and educational policy -- has led to appointment as head of several National Academy of Science/National Research Council study committees. Pellegrino is an AERA fellow, a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and a past member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council. In 2007, he was elected to lifetime membership in the National Academy of Education.

    Mien Segers

    Mien Segers is Professor Corporate Learning at the department of Educational Research and Development. Her research addresses tools and conditions to support learning in school settings as well as in the workplace, with a special focus on the role of assessment for enhancing development. She is actively involved in the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and has been the coordinator of the SIG-1 Assessment and Evaluation and SIG-4 Higher Education. She has been publishing in many high-ranked journals and is an editorial board member of international journals such as Studies in Educational Evaluation and Educational Research Review. She is the chief-editor of the EARLI Book Series ‘New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction’.