Gavin Thomas Lumsden Brown Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Gavin Thomas Lumsden Brown

Professor
Faculty of Education & Social Work / The University of Auckland

I was previously a teacher of English & ESOL in NZ schools and a standardised test developer at NZCER and the University of Auckland. My research investigates the relationship of assessment qualities and purposes to student and teacher responses around assessment including learning outcomes across a variety of cultural and social contexts. My research brings the concerns and skills of psychometrics to bear on the social psychological factors of assessment.

Biography

My research investigates the relationship of assessment qualities and purposes on student and teacher responses to assessment including learning outcomes across a variety of cultural and social contexts. My research brings the concerns and skills of psychometrics to bear on the social psychological factors of assessment. My research has shown that teacher and student beliefs are (1) contingent on assessment quality, (2) consistent with cultural values and priorities, and (3) play a significant part in explaining adaptive and maladaptive outcomes. Further, my research has shown that improvement is best achieved through high-quality assessment practices and systems that provide rich feedback to both test-users and test-takers and that this outcome is contingent on ensuring low-stakes consequences are attached to assessments.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Assessment & testing
    classroom assessment
    formative assessment
    psychology of assessment
    quantitative research methods

Personal Interests

    Reading, Travel, Food

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Handbook of Human and Social Conditions in Assessment - 1st Edition book cover

Videos

Products, Processes, Psychology and Technology: Quo Vadis Educational Assessment

Published: Aug 09, 2019

This is my keynote address at the 2019 EARLI conference on educational assessment. The introduction is by Prof. Patricia Alexander, University of Maryland.

The past, present, & future of assessment

Published: Apr 18, 2019

This talk is an introduction to the Keynote address I was invited to give at the 2019 European Association for Research and Learning biennial conference. I highlight key issues in educational assessment.

Defining Self-Assessment and its Significance

Published: Mar 11, 2018

Interview with Education Hub at the University of Auckland

Common mistakes in self-assessment

Published: Mar 11, 2018

Interview with Education Hub at the University of Auckland on self-assessment.

How does Peer assessment differ from Self-assessment?

Published: Mar 12, 2018

Interview with Education Hub discussing differences between peer and self-assessment