<B><I>This seminar is co-organised by the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and The Office of Research, Faculty of Education, HKU</B></I>
The seminar will describe work in the Canadian province of Ontario to assess students skills in science and technology through a systematically constructed series of performance tasks. In addition, sets of "exemplars" of student performance were developed and are aviable in an on-line multi-media archive that will be shared with participants.
Graham Orpwood is a Professor of Education at York University in Toronto and Director of the York/Seneca Institute for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (YSIMSTE). He has been science coordinator for TIMSS and Director of the assessment of Science & Technology Achievement Project (ASAP) which was designed to support improved assessment practices in the classroom. He has degrees from Oxford and toronto and has taught in the UK, Canada and the USA.