Burkhardt, Hugh

From Fiwiki

Revision as of 13:36, 10 June 2008 by (Talk)
Jump to: navigation, search

Home   All   Primary Education   Seconday Education   Research   ICT   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   Categories     Add a page     Help


Name, affiliation and email address

Name, affiliation and email address

Bio sketch

Hugh Burkhardt has been at the Shell Centre for Mathematical Education at the University of Nottingham since 1976, as Director until 1992. Since then he has led a series of international projects including, in the US, Balanced Assessment, MARS, and its development of a Toolkit for Change Agents. He is the Project Director of MARS with particular responsibility for project processes and progress and a Visiting Professor at Michigan State University. He takes an 'engineering' view of educational research and development - that it is about systematic design and development to make a complex system work better, with theory as a guide and empirical evidence the ultimate arbiter. His core interest is in the dynamics of curriculum change. He sees assessment as one important 'tool for change' among the many that are needed to help achieve some resemblance between goals of policy and outcomes in practice. His other interests include making mathematics more functional for everyone through teaching real problem solving and mathematical modeling, computer-aided math education, software interface design and human-computer interaction. He graduated from Oxford University and the University of Birmingham where, alongside research in theoretical physics and undergraduate teaching, he first developed his work on teaching the uses of mathematics to help solve everyday life problems. He remains occasionally active in elementary particle physics. He is Chair of ISDDE.

Field of interest

The kind of work I do

Chosen topic group (but also interested in)

Chosen topic group: Assessment

Also interested in:

Planned contribution to ISDDE 2008

I'm looking to collect a set of contributions to an e-journal special number on assessment design. A difficult choice

Expectations for this conference



paper on assessment with Malcolm Swan

paper on software with Daniel Pead

Personal tools