Theories and Practices in Testing and Assessment: In the Thick of Action
With 2018 marking the 40th study session of the Association pour le développement des méthodologies d’évaluation en education (ADMEE-Canada), it is our great pleasure to invite you to Montreal on November 14, 15 and 16, 2018. Enjoy this large, diverse city while joining us to celebrate the evolution of an essential and emblematic association in Canada’s testing and assessment landscape.
Through 40 years of work, exchanges, debates and achievements, study sessions have covered numerous themes, ranging from political issues to instrumentalization, as well as multiple theories and methodologies. In order to emphasize the diversity of aspects surrounding testing and assessment, and above all to underscore the collective dynamic spirit in this field, we chose the following unifying theme: theories and practices as a space for action. Theories, because they form an whole, a system, a vision that guides and observes action. Practices, because they involve processes that impact environments as well as people, and because they are unique, complex and shifting. Action, because it is synonymous with taking initiative, effecting change, leading, and making progress. Our theme, “Theories and Practices in Testing and Assessment: In the Thick of Action,” is intended as a field-centered vision that reflects the advances in testing and assessment, with regards to training and different application contexts.
Once again this year, we will also hold a preconference on Wednesday, November 14, at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Several workshops related to our theme will inform your perspective on theories, practices and action. Other developments and surprises await you during this 40th anniversary edition.
Researchers, practitioners, professionals, students and responders from various testing and assessment backgrounds and from various fields (health, science, humanities, arts, etc.) are invited to share their thoughts on theory, talk about their practices and discuss the actions they take, in English or in French. In short, they are invited to take part in the ADMEE’s evolution to make sure it stays active for a long time to come.
Please note that papers will be presented in the language in which they were submitted, without simultaneous interpreting.
The UQAM Organizing Committee
Carla Barroso da Costa