Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Top Otago Education Researcher Receives Award

8 January 2002

Top Otago Education Researcher Receives National Award

An internationally influential University of Otago education researcher has been honoured with a national educational research award for his extensive and innovative work on the assessment of children’s education.

Associate Professor Terry Crooks has received the 2001 McKenzie Award for Educational Research from the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE). He was cited for his “outstanding contributions to educational research, policy and practice, most particularly in the field of educational assessment”.

In presenting the award, it was noted that his paper on “The impact of classroom evaluation practices on students”, published in the prestigious American journal Review of Educational Research, had been highly influential in shaping academic and professional thinking on the topic.

The honour is a timely and richly deserved acknowledgement of Professor Crooks’ qualities as a “highly original thinker, meticulous researcher and dedicated educational advocate”, says Otago Vice-Chancellor Dr Graeme Fogelberg.

“I am delighted that Professor Crooks’ lasting national and international contributions to the theory and practice of educational assessment have been formally recognised by his peers. This recognition highlights the standing of Otago in the international research community, which in turn reflects the University’s continuing emphasis on nurturing a strong research culture,” says Dr Fogelberg.

As a director of the University’s National Education Monitoring Project, Professor Crooks has married an impressive body of research with passionate and effective advocacy that convinced politicians to establish a world-leading monitoring programme, says Dr Fogelberg.

“The result has been a innovative framework for assessing our children’s educational performance that extends beyond pencil and paper testing. Through their approach of using hands-on, stimulating assessments, Professor Crooks and his colleagues are allowing us a richer and more diverse picture of New Zealand students’ capabilities and understanding,” says Dr Fogelberg.

Receiving the award represents a “wonderful recognition of both my work and that of my colleagues”, says Professor Crooks.

“Given the calibre of winners in previous years, this is a truly humbling experience. I’m very pleased but at the same time almost embarrassed.”

The Association also awarded the Rae Munro prize for best MA thesis in Education to Otago Education student Judith Sligo. This award also reflects the quality of research work undertaken by graduate students at Otago, says Dr Fogelberg.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news