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Assessment and Identification of Students’ Interest in Schoolwork (at the Secondary School Level)
Presenter: Associate Professor Jihyun Lee

Dates: 28 June 2018
Times: 9am-4pm

Educational psychology is the science of learning—how people learn and how teachers can harness this to teach effectively. In this workshop, we provide an overview of how educational psychology works, and the role of evidence from the science of learning in applying educational psychology to practice.

We then discuss some of educational psychology’s biggest hits – major targets for intervention that are demonstrated to work and that produce the best learning and behaviour among students.

Topics include motivation, engagement, understanding how to select the best techniques based on where learners are in the learning process, as well as mental skills such as resilience, goal-setting, and adaptability.


About the Presenter

Jihyun is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the UNSW. She studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for her Master’s degree in Education and Human Development (1995-1996), and received her PhD in Educational Measurement and Applied Statistics (1996-2003) from Columbia University, New York. She worked at the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, New Jersey from 2004 to 2010, where her main work involved questionnaire development for the large-scale assessments of the US National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Subsequently, she held a position of Assistant Professor in Psychological Studies at the National Institute of Education in Singapore from 2010 to 2012 and moved to Sydney Australia in 2013.

For the past 15 years, she has published nearly 80 academic journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. Her primary substantive research interest is in identifying non-cognitive psychological constructs that predict academic achievement of school-aged children and adolescents (e.g., self-beliefs, interest, confidence, attitudes, and behavioral tendency). Her secondary line of research involves technical aspects of large-scale survey design. She is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Journal of Global Education and Research, Journal of Educational Research Applications, and Educational Psychology. She is a recipient of the John R. Hayes Award for Excellence in Research in 2013, the George A. Miller Award Nomination for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology from the American Psychological Association in 2012 and 2013, and the American National Council of Teachers of English for College Composition and Communication Award for Impact in 2013. She also writes about her research for the general audience and has contributed to The Conversation, Aeron, ReEd (Research in Education), and The Academic Minute in Inside Higher Educations.


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