Thursday, 24th May, 2018

OUCEA Annual Lecture 2018

OUCEA is hosting its Annual Lecture for 2018 on the 24th May at the Ashmolean Museum in central Oxford. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Mallett Gallery.

We are pleased to have Professor Derek C. Briggs as our guest speaker this year. Derek Briggs is professor and chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology program at School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder . He is also the director of the Center for Assessment Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE).

His talk will focus on “Tolerating Approximate Answers about Student Learning”, using recent and ongoing research on learning progressions in mathematics and science to illustrate how measurement provides a valuable frame of reference in our attempts to answer questions about student learning. While also emphasizing the danger of overselling measurement as an outcome when theories of learning are nascent and scoreable items are in short supply.

Dr Josh McGrane, Deputy Director of OUCEA, will be providing comments following the talk and then leading a wider discussion with audience participation.

Josh’s work with OUCEA focuses on the area of assessment and psychometrics with research interests including among others the philosophical foundations of psychological and educational measurement, the use of comparative judgement methodology for assessment, and Rasch modelling for assessment validation.

Tickets are no longer available. Check back here for a video of the lecture next week.