Louis Volante

Louis Volante

Brock University, Ontario
Canada

Louis Volante is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining Brock University, professor Volante held faculty appointments at Concordia University (Montreal, QC) and the University of Hawaii (Oahu, HI). He has been a visiting scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) where he completed his Doctorate in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education. He has a long standing interest in the development of assessment literacy and has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for longitudinal research in this area. Professor Volante is a past recipient of the R.W.B. Jackson Award (with Lorna Earl) for the most outstanding English language journal article from the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association.

  REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:

I have conducted extensive research in the area of classroom assessment and have published numerous studies in a range of international journals. My scholarly work has been presented across North America, Europe, and Asia.

  CURRENT FOCUS:

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TITLE OF PRESENTATION
Opportunities and constraints in the implementation of assessment
for learning: Perspectives from the field

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The influence of international student assessment programs on educational policy and strategic planning is a growing phenomenon across the globe – particularly within Western educational jurisdictions. I am particularly interested in how testing measures such as PISA have influenced curricular and assessment reforms within regional and national education systems.

  TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY WORK:

http://www.foed.brocku.ca/~lvolante/

 

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