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Dr Catarina F Dias Filipe Pancada Correia
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20 Bedford Way
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Appointment
  • Lecturer in Education
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

In 2014, I joined King's College London as a research associate investigating classroom assessment, inquiry-based learning, and teacher education. Here, I had the opportunity to work with Professors Christine Harrison and Paul Black on Assessment for Learning. This experience was key for my commitment to educational assessment. 

In April 2019 I joined the IoE. 

Today, I am a Lecturer in Educational Assessment and my research interests focus on classroom assessment, students' assessment identity construction, and teacher education.


I co-lead the MA in Education (Assessment) route with Professor Mary Richardson

I am a founding member and director of the Educational Assessment Group at the IoE 


My previous career and career transition years

I started my academic career as a researcher in thermochemistry (I completed my PhD in 2005 in Physical Chemistry at the University of Lisbon, Portugal). From 2006 to 2008, I joined Ecole Polytechnique (France) as a post-doctoral researcher studying structural characterisation of biomolecules using both spectroscopic (IRMPD-MS) and computational methods (DFT). In 2009, I joined the University of Evry (France) as a part-time researcher and lecturer in chemistry.

With time, I became more and more interested in individuals and their development and wanted to change my career but was unsure on what direction to take. So in 2009, I combined my university position with taking an MA degree in Humanitarian Relief/Aid. I was awarded the degree with a dissertation focusing on interpersonal conflict management in expatriated teams (IRIS, France). The following year, I moved to Mumbai in India and joined for the ORF policy think-thank looking at policy in upper-secondary science education. This was the beginning of my career in education.



Research Summary

I have been involved in several research projects, the two most recent ones are


Practical Assessment in School Science (PASS)Project (January 2018-December 2020)

The principal aim of our project is to identify thefeatures of written examination questions that discriminate between studentswho have had substantial hands-on experience of practical work in GCSE scienceand those who have not. This project is important because recent changes inassessment mean practical skills are now wholly assessed through writtenexamination questions. In view of this, we need to explore how practical skillscan be assessed validly at GCSE level. We are developing a series of tasks inwhich Year 10 students will experience a practical activity either as hands-onpractical work, as a video, as a teacher demonstration, or as a writtendescription. Students will then complete written examination-style questionsrelating to the tasks. This project is a collaboration between the ScienceGroup at the University of York, led by Professor Judith Bennett, and theScience Group at King’s College London, led by Dr. Chris Harrison. The projectis funded by the Wellcome trust and the Royal Society.


Assess Inquiry in Science, Technology andMathematics Education (ASSISTME) project (September 2014 - December 2016)

We have conducted research on how primary and secondaryscience and maths teachers perceived and enacted formative assessment in theirinquiry lessons. We focused on informal assessment conversations (on-the-flyinteractions) that take place in a lesson as the inquiry activity unfolds. Theresearch allowed us to gain a better understanding of the opportunities anddilemmas that teachers face while making a myriad of pedagogical decisions tosupport their students’ learning as it is taking place in the lesson. We alsoidentified different conversational patterns that shape learners’ autonomy andself-regulation of learning. Our research enabled us to gather insights in bestways of supporting teachers in developing their teaching and assessmentpractices in the context of inquiry pedagogy. This project was funded by theEuropean Union FP7 framework.

 

 

Teaching Summary

Now

In 2020, I joined the MA in Education (Assessment) Team at UCL-IoE and started teaching educational assessment. 

Here, I am Module Leader of Assessment: Issues and Practice CPAS0062, Assessment for Learning CPAS0061, and Dissertation and Report CPAS0070

I am also a Tutor in Educational Testing CPAS0069. In addition I supervise student dissertations/reports in MA in Education (Assessment).


Before

From 2019-2020, I tutored in What is Education CPAS0134 and Understanding Research CPAS0117 modules in the MA in Education, and supervised student dissertations.

From 2016-2019, I taught in the PGCE science programme at King’s College London. Teaching sessions on Assessment For Learning, Practical Science, and Chemistry Education.

From 2004-2010, I taught both undergraduate and post graduatechemistry and biochemistry courses at University of Lisbon (Portugal) and EcolePolytechnique and Universite d’Evry (France).





Appointments
01-APR-2019 Lecturer in Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment UCL - Institute of Education, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2014 Research Associate School of Education, Communication and Society King's College London, United Kingdom
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