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Social Anthropology BA Sussex, Literacy Studies PhD Kings College London.
Dr Bryan Maddox is Professor of Educational Assessment, Executive Director of Assessment MicroAnalytics Ltd (a university spin-out company), and vitising Professor at the University of Oslo. He convenes the module on ‘Assessment Principles, Issues and Practice’ (EDUE7029B) in the MA in Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment. Profesor Maddox has twice been awarded excellence in teaching prizes. His innovative research involves small-scale ‘micro-analytic’ studies of response processes and interaction in educational assessment. He has conducted research on International Large-Scale Assessments (OECD’s PIAAC and PISA for Development, and UNESCO’s LAMP) in Mongolia, Senegal and Slovenia, and worked with research teams on the design of computer-based tests, the assessment of collaborative problem solving, and the application of Artificial Intelligence. His recent edited book on ‘International Large-Scale Assessments in Education’ is published by Bloomsbury (2018).
CV and Experience
He started teaching at UEA in January 2003, initially at School of International Development. He joined the School of Education and Lifelong Learning in September 2019.
Key Research Interests
International Large-Scale Assssments (ILSAs) in Education; Micro-analysis in assessment; Computer-Based Testing; Eye Tracking in Assessment; Ethics and Fairness in AI and Education.
Areas of Expertise
I teach on and convene the module on ‘Assessment Principles, Issues and Practice’ (EDUE7029B) in the MA in Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment.
I welcome enquiries for PhD applications related to educational assessment.
Current Doctoral Research Students:
Completed doctoral students
In Cheol Jang. ' Teachers' beliefs and practices of ICT use in secondary schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Beth Titchiner. ‘The anthropological and epistemological roots of violence in schooling and an exploration towards a non-violent practical philosophy of education’.
Rosanne Tromp. ‘The Politics of Quality Education: A Trajectory Study of the Competence-Based Curricular Reform of Mexican Primary Education’.
Camilla Addey. ‘Why do countries join international literacy assessments? An Actor-Network Theory analysis with cases studies from Lao PDR and Mongolia’. Submitted 2014.
Antoni wojkic. ‘Schooling at the edge of the world: An ethnographic study of coastal habitus and educational ambivalence in northern Mozambique’. Completed 2014.
Frances Hay. 'Occupational Stratification and Mobility: An Empirical Investigation into Intergenerational Occupational Change in Relation to Class and Status in India'. Completed 2013.
Juan Carlos Barron-Pastor. ‘Inclusion Policies in Mexican Higher Education: Listening to Participants of Intercultural Programmes’. Completed 2011.
Samantha Ross-Hepworth. ‘Talking the Walk: Language as the Missing Ingredient of Biodiversity Conservation? An Investigation of Plant Knowledge in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania’ . Completed 2011.
Hemant Ojha. ‘Engaging Bourdieu and Habermas to Reframe Forest Governance in Nepalese Terai’. Completed 2006.
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Teacher agency with technology: creating an ecological model through a place-based study of teaching and learning in Norfolk
1/12/22 → 30/11/25
Gorur, R., Maddox, B. & Sorensen, E.
1/01/16 → 30/06/17
1/03/15 → 29/02/16
26/03/11 → 15/04/11
13/10/10 → 31/01/11
Assembled validity: rethinking Kane’s argument-based approach in the context of International Large-Scale Assessments (ILSAs)Addey, C., Maddox, B. & Zumbo, B. D., Dec 2020, In: Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice. 27, 6, p. 588-606 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Quantitative Multimodal Interaction Analysis for the assessment of problem-solving skills in a collaborative online gameAndrade, A., Maddox, B., Edwards, D., Chopade, P. & Khan, S., 11 Oct 2019, Advances in Quantitative Ethnography - 1st International Conference, ICQE 2019, Proceedings. Eagan, B., Siebert-Evenstone, A. & Misfeldt, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 281-290 10 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1112).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution4 Citations (Scopus)
Gorur, R., Sorensen, E. & Maddox, B., 2019, Science, Numbers and Politics. Prutsch, M. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 301-329
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Maddox, B., 2018, Learning at the bottom of the pyramid: Science, measurement, and policy in low-income countries. Wagner, D. A., Wolf, S. & Boruch, R. F. (eds.). International Institute for Educational Planning, p. 141-158
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › ChapterOpen Access
Maddox, B. (ed.), 29 Nov 2018, 1 ed. Bloomsbury Academic. 248 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book24 Citations (Scopus)