Emeritus Professor Chris   Davison
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Chris Davison

BA (Hons) Dip Ed MEd (Melb) BEd (TESOL) PhD (La Trobe)

Arts, Design & Architecture (ADA)
School of Education

Professor Chris Davison, a specialist in language education and school-based assessment, is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the School of Education, University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the former Head of the School for more than 10 years (2008-2019). She has worked in teacher education for over 35 years, including at the University of Hong Kong (1999-2008) where she was Associate Dean (Research), the University of Melbourne (1988-1999), and La Trobe University (1985-89). Before that, Chris had extensive experience as an English and ESL teacher and consultant in primary and secondary schools, English language centres and the adult and community education sector in Australia and overseas.
Chris has researched and published extensively on the interface between English as a mother tongue and ESL development, integrating language and content curriculum, and English language assessment, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including in leading international journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly, Language Testing and Linguistics and Education. Her books include a two volume handbook of teaching English internationally (Springer, with Jim Cummins) and a co-authored book on English language teaching innovation in China (HKU Press, with Xinmin Zheng). She is founding co-editor (with Andy Gao) of the Springer book series on English Language Education.
With colleagues at the University of Hong Kong, Chris completed the research and development of a range of oral school-based assessment initiatives for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, and also worked over a number of years with the Ministries of Education in Singapore and in Brunei on integrating assessment for learning into their new curricula. She has recently completed a multimillion dollar project researching and developing an online assessment resource centre for assessing and teaching EAL learners in Victorian schools, funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), Catholic Education and Independent Schools Victoria. She has conducted many in-service programs and consultancies with educational systems in the Asian region, including Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and China.
Chris has been actively involved in an extensive range of professional associations and community organizations throughout her career, including undertaking stints as President of the Australian Council of TESOL Association, Chair of the Australian Literacy Federation, Chair of the TESOL International Research Committee and most recently, Chair of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards Initial Teacher Education Committee and President of the NSW Council of Deans of Education. In 2015-18 she was on the Executive of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia as Editor in Chief of their journal, the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics.
Chris is recipient of a number of awards, most recently for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education and to TESOL, awarded by the Australian Council of Deans of Education in 2016, the Ralph Rawlinson Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Students with Disadvantage at the International Level in 2017, and the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Research Leadership Award and the UNSW Postgraduate Council Outstanding Supervisor Award in 2018. 

Phone
+61 2 9385 1987
Location
G23, Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Michell M; Davison C, 2020, 'Bringing the teacher back in: Toward L2 assessment praxis in English as an additional language education', in Poehner M; Inbar-Lourie O (ed.), Toward a reconceptualization of L2 classroom assessment: Praxis and researcher-teacher partnership., Springer, New Yok, pp. 23 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35081-9
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Chan C; Davison C, 2020, 'Learning from each other: School-university collaborative action research as praxis.', in Poehner M; Inbar-Lourie O (ed.), Toward a reconceptualization of L2 classroom assessment: praxis and researcher-teacher partnership, Springer, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35081-9
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2019, 'Using assessment to enhance learning in English language education', in Second Handbook of English Language Teaching, Springer, Cham, pp. 433 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02899-2
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2018, 'Using assessment to promote learning: Clarifying constructs, theories and practices.', in Davies J; Norris J (ed.), Useful assessment and evaluation in language education., edn. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguisti, Georgetown University Press, Washington DC, pp. 75 - 92
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison CM, 2015, 'Collaboration between English language and content teachers: Breaking the boundaries', in Tajino A; Stewart T; Dalsky D (ed.), Team Teaching and Team Learning: Collaboration for Innovation in Language Classrooms, Routledge, New York, pp. 51 - 66, http://www.readings.com.au/products/20273557/team-teaching-and-team-learning-in-the-language-classroom-collaboration-for-innovation-in-elt
    Books | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Mohan B; Leung C; Davison C, 2014, English as a Second Language in the Mainstream Teaching, Learning and Identity, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Williams A, 2014, 'Integrating language and content: Unresolved issues', in English as a Second Language in the Mainstream: Teaching, Learning and Identity, pp. 51 - 70
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2014, 'Identity and ideology: The problem of defining and defending ESL-ness.', in Mohan B; Leung C; Davison C (ed.), English as a second language in the mainstream: Teaching, learning and identity, Routledge, London, pp. 71 - 90
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2014, 'Current policies, programs and practices in school ESL', in Mohan B; Leung C; Davison C (ed.), English as a second language in the mainstream: Teaching, learning and identity, Routledge, London, pp. 30 - 50
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2014, 'ESL in Australian schools: From the margins to the mainstream', in Mohan B; Leung C; Davison C (ed.), English as a second language in the mainstream: Teaching, learning and identity, pp. 11 - 29
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2013, 'Innovation in assessment: common misconceptions and problems', in Hyland K; Wong LLC (ed.), Innovation and change in English language education, edn. 1, Routledge, Oxon, pp. 263 - 275
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Hamp-lyons L, 2010, 'The Hong Kong Certificate of Education: School-based assessment reform in Hong Kong English language education', in Cheng L; Curtis A (ed.), English Language Assessment and the Chinese Learner, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 248 - 264
    Books | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Zheng X; Davison C, 2008, Changing Pedagogy Analysing ELT Teachers in China, Original, Continuum International Publishg Group, New York
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Adamson B, 2008, 'English language teaching in Hong Kong primary schools: Innovation and resistance', in Murray DE (ed.), Planning Change, Changing Plans: Innovations in Second Language Teaching, edn. Original, The University of Michigan Press, USA, pp. 11 - 25
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2007, 'Different definitions of language and language learning : Implications for assessment', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Vol. 1, edn. Original, Springer, Norwell, MA, pp. 533 - 548
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Cummins J; Davison C, 2007, 'Research and teacher education in ELT: Meeting new challenges', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Norwell, MA, Springer
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Cummins J, 2007, 'Constructs of language in ELT: Breaking the boundaries', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Cummins J, 2007, 'The goals and focus of the ELT program: Problematizing content and pedagogy', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Springer, Norwell, MA
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Cummins J, 2007, 'The goals and focus of the ELT program: Problematizing content and pedagogy', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Springer, Norwell, MA
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Cummins J, 2007, 'Assessment and evaluation in ELT: Shifting paradigms and practices', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Vol. 1, Springer, Norwell
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Cummins J; Davison C, 2007, 'The learner and the learning environment: Creating new communities.', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching, Springer, Norwell, MA
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Cummins J; Davison C, 2007, 'The global scope and politics of ELT: Critiquing current policies and programs', in Cummins J; Davison C (ed.), International Handbook of English language teaching
    Edited Books | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Cummins J; Davison C, (ed.), 2007, International Handbook of English language teaching, Vol. 2, Springer, Norwell, MA
    Edited Books | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Cummins J; Davison C, (ed.), 2007, International Handbook of English language teaching, Vol. 1, Springer, Norwell, MA
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2005, 'Information technology and innovation in language education', in Davison C (ed.), Information Technology And Innovation In Language Education, edn. Original, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 3 - 20
    Books | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    2005, Information Technology And Innovation In Language Education, Davison C, (ed.), Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Hurst D; Davison C, 2005, 'Collaboration on the curriculum: Focus on secondary ESL', in Crandall J; Kauffman D (ed.), Case Studies in TESOL: Teacher education for ESL and content area teachers, edn. Original, TESOL, Alexandria, pp. 41 - 66
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2005, 'The standards solution? The role of standards in developing IT professional competencies and communities of practice in English language teaching', in Davison C (ed.), Information Technology And Innovation In Language Education, edn. Original, Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 255 - 284
    Edited Books | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, (ed.), 2005, Information technology and innovation in language education, University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong
    Books | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Williams A, 2002, Learning from each other: Critical connections. Studies of child English language and literacy development K-12, Language Australia, Melbourne
    Book Chapters | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Arkoudis S; Davison C, 2002, 'Breaking out of the billabong: Mainstreaming ESL in Australia', in Cochran E (ed.), Case Studies in TESOL: Mainstreaming, TESOL, Alexandria, VI, pp. 53 - 67
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2001, 'Benchmarking: Why it doesn't work with ESL students', in Davison C; Williams A (ed.), Learning from each other: Literacy, labels and limitations. Studies of child English language and literacy development K-12, Vol 2, Language Australia, Melbourne, pp. 170 - 186
    Edited Books | 2001
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Williams A, (ed.), 2001, Learning from each other: Literacy, labels and limitations. Studies of child English language and literacy development K-12, Language Australia, Melbourne
    Book Chapters | 2000
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Hung J; Berry V; Crew V; Davison C, 2000, 'Written argument and ESL students: How do we define development?', in Discourses and development in language education, Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp. 65 - 86
    Book Chapters | 1996
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1996, 'Trends in ESL curriculum planning and assessment in Australia', in School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ed.), Teaching and learning English as an additional language: New perspectives, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority, England, London, pp. 4 - 10
    Book Chapters | 1994
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1994, 'Integrating ESL into the primary school', in Blackledge A (ed.), Multicultural teaching in the primary school, Trentham Press, London, pp. 83 - 100
    Book Chapters | 1989
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1989, 'A topic-based approach to course design', in Corbel C (ed.), Options in teaching English to adult speakers of other languages, Deakin University Press, Geelong, pp. 56 - 59
    Book Chapters | 1988
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1988, 'Process writing and ESL in a post-primary context', in Wales M (ed.), English as a second language in schools, Deakin University Press., Geelong, pp. 164 - 166
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Park EK; Vass G; Davison C, 2022, 'Korean Bibimbap mothers' family language policies (FLPs) for their children's bilingualism in Australia', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral
    Journal articles | 2021
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Davison C, 2021, 'Pre-service Teachers’ Decision-Making and Classroom Assessment Practices', Frontiers in Education, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.628100
    Journal articles | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Gleeson M; Davison C, 2019, 'Teaching in linguistically and culturally diverse secondary schools', Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, vol. 42, pp. 301 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.17093.gle
    Journal articles | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Mirriahi N; Davison C, 2019, 'The standards for academics’ standards-based assessment practices', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 44, pp. 636 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2018.1521373
    Journal articles | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2019, 'Teacher assessment literacy: how do we know what we need to improve?', English Language Learning, vol. 9, pp. 45 - 50, http://kns.cnki.net/kcms/detail/detail.aspx?dbcode=CJFD&filename=YYXI201909010&dbname=CJFDTEMN
    Journal articles | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2018, 'Editorial', AUSTRALIAN REVIEW OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, vol. 41, pp. 247 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/aral.00014.edi
    Journal articles | 2017
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Gan ZD; Oon PT; Davison C, 2017, 'ESL students’ oral performance in English language school-based assessment: Results of an empirical study', Language Testing in Asia, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40468-017-0051-2
    Journal articles | 2016
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Gleeson M; Davison C, 2016, 'A Conflict between Experience and Professional Learning: Subject Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching English Language Learners', RELC Journal, vol. 47, pp. 43 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0033688216631221
    Journal articles | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Michell M, 2014, 'EAL assessment: What do Australian teachers want?', TESOL in Context, vol. 24, pp. 51 - 72, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=949508765515560;res=IELAPA
    Journal articles | 2011
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Gan Z; Davison C, 2011, 'Gestural behavior in group oral assessment: A case study of higher- and lower-scoring students', International Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 21, pp. 94 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-4192.2010.00264.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    DAVISON C; LEUNG C; HILL K; SABET M, 2009, 'Dynamic Speaking Assessments', TESOL Quarterly, vol. 43, pp. 537 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1545-7249.2009.tb00251.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Hamp-Lyons L; Gan Z, 2009, 'Topic Negotiation in Peer Group Oral Assessment Situations: A Conversation Analytic Approach', Applied Linguistics, vol. 30, pp. 315 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/applin/amn035
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Leung C, 2009, 'Current Issues in English Language Teacher-Based Assessment', TESOL Quarterly, vol. 43, pp. 393 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1545-7249.2009.tb00242.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Leung C; Canagarajah S, 2009, 'In this issue', TESOL Quarterly, vol. 43, pp. 389 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1545-7249.2009.tb00241.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Arkoudis S, 2008, 'Chinese Students Perspectives on their social, cognitive, and linguistic investment in English medium interaction', Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, vol. 1, pp. 3 - 8
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Lai WYW, 2007, 'Competing identities, common issues: Teaching (in) Putonghua', Language Policy, vol. 6, pp. 119 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10993-006-9038-z
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2007, 'Views from the chalkface: School-based assessment in Hong Kong', Language Assessment Quarterly: an international journal, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 32
    Journal articles | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Trent J, 2007, 'Contradictory discourses: Learning and teaching in and through English in an English-medium university in Asia', Fremdsprachen Lehren und Lernen (FLuL) on Fremdsprache als Arbeitssprache in Schule und Universitat [Using a foreign language as a working language in secondary and tertiary education], vol. 36
    Journal articles | 2006
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2006, 'Collaboration between ESL and content teachers: How do we know when we are doing it right?', International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, vol. 9, pp. 454 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.2167/beb339.0
    Journal articles | 2005
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2005, 'Learning your lines: Negotiating language and content in subject English', Linguistics and Education, vol. 16, pp. 219 - 237
    Journal articles | 2004
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2004, 'The contradictory culture of classroom-based assessment: Teacher assessment practices in senior secondary English', Language Testing, vol. 21, pp. 305 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0265532204lt286oa
    Journal articles | 2004
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Zheng X-M, 2004, 'Teaching English as a foreign or second language', The English Teacher: An International Journal, vol. 7, pp. 104 - 106
    Journal articles | 2003
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Adamson B; Davison C, 2003, 'Innovation in English language teaching in Hong Kong primary schools: One step forwards, two steps sideways?', Prospect, vol. 18, pp. 27 - 41
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; McKay P, 2002, 'Counting and discounting learner group variation: English language and literacy standards in Australia', Journal of Asian-Pacific Communication., vol. 12, pp. 77 - 94
    Journal articles | 2002
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 2002, 'Approaching English language research', Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 7, pp. 78 - 80
    Journal articles | 1999
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1999, 'Missing the mark: The problem with benchmarking ESL in Australian schools', Prospect -Adelaide-, vol. 14, pp. 56 - 76
    Journal articles | 1996
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1996, 'The multiple meanings of "literacy" in the TESOL and adult literacy professions: Problems of perspective?', Prospect -Adelaide-, vol. 11, pp. 47 - 57
    Journal articles | 1993
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1993, 'National statement on english for australian schools / English profiles and english as a second language (ESL): The tension between commonality and diversity', Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 13, pp. 62 - 64
    Journal articles | 1993
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1993, 'The pedagogical relations between adult literacy and adult ESL', ARIS Bulletin
    Journal articles | 1992
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1992, 'Eight fatal flaws in team and support teaching', TESOL in Context, vol. 2, pp. 39 - 41
    Journal articles | 1992
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1992, 'Integrating ESL into the mainstream: Australian perspectives', Multicultural Teaching, vol. 11, pp. 45 - 40
    Journal articles | 1991
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1991, 'Teaching literature to ESL students', TESOL in Context, vol. 1, pp. 73 - 78
    Journal articles | 1991
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1991, 'When nature needs some help! The natural learning approach and the teaching of ESL in the primary school', TESOL in Context, vol. 1, pp. 15 - 18
    Journal articles | 1987
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1987, 'Second-phase learners - Myth or reality?', Idiom, pp. 21 - 23
    Journal articles | 1986
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1986, 'Communication without language: A formula for failure', Babel, vol. 21
    Journal articles | 1985
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1985, 'A whole new approach - Process writing in the post-primary ESL program', Polycom, vol. 39, pp. 12 - 17
    Journal articles | 1985
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1985, 'Communication without language: A formula for failure', Polycom, pp. 23 - 27
  • Reports | 2020
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Eacott S; Davison C, 2020, Evaluation of Griffith Secondary School Reform: Interim report year 1
    Reports | 2009
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Hamp-Lyons L, 2009, Report on the continuation study of the implementation of the SBA component of the HKCE English Language Examination 2007, Hong kong Exmainations and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong
    Reports | 2007
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Hamp-Lyons L; Davison C, 2007, Report on the longitudinal study of the implementation of the SBA component of the HKCE English Language Examination 2007, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, Hong Kong
    Reports | 1998
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Plimer D, 1998, The potential linkages between ESL, literacy and numeracy, and communication studies., Canberra Institute of TAFE, Canberra
    Reports | 1993
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C; Taylor L; Hatcher L, 1993, Pedagogy and politics: Towards ethnic-inclusive practices in the Adult Literacy and Basic Education Profession (ALBE) profession, Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra (Reprinted by Clearing House in Australia for National Project Materials on Language, Literacy and Asian Studies Projects 1989-1993, Adelaide 1994; extracts reprinted in the Adult Literacy Basic Education Professional Staff Development Modules, TAFE National Staff Development Committee, 1995)
    Reports | 1988
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Davison C, 1988, 'But this isn't science, Miss' - Report of the PEP Language Across the Curriculum Project, Ministry of Education, Victoria, Melbourne
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Ijiwadi O; Davison C; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Using a computerised adaptive assessment tool for formative purposes: The determining factors', in AARE Conference Abstracts, Queensland, Australia, presented at American Association for Research in Education, Queensland, Australia, 01 December 2019 - 05 December 2019, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/13080/using-a-computerised-adaptive-assessment-tool-for-formative-purposes-the-determining-factors
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Zin Oo C; Davison C; Alonzo D, 2018, 'Closing the gap: Using a needs-based professional development program to enhance pre-service teachers’ assessment for learning literacy', in AARE Conference Abstracts, Sydney, presented at American Association for Research in Education, Sydney, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/?y=&a=Alonzo&t=&k=&action=search
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2015, 'Designing an EAL teacher assessment literacy framework: linking results to professional development', in AARE Conference Papers, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 03 December 2015 - 05 December 2015, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/8167/designing-an-eal-teacher-assessment-literacy-framework-linking-results-to-professional-development
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Lee J; Davison C, 2015, 'Development and application of EAL teachers’ Assessment for Learning (AfL) competency framework', in Towards Justice, Chicago, Illinois, presented at American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, 15 April 2015 - 21 April 2015, https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aera/aera15/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Paper&selected_paper_id=939240&PHPSESSID=mkdk293k6b704ogi0qf24cs0fb
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Davison C; Mirriahi N, 2014, 'Putting standards into the standards-based assessment practices', in BERA Conference 2014, London, presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 23 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BERA2014_0380.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2014, 'A teacher assessment for learning (AfL) competency framework: Development and application', in BERA Conference 2014, London, presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 23 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, https://www.bera.ac.uk/conference/bera-conference-2014/bera-conference-2014-abstracts/bera-conference-2014-abstracts-main-conference-parallel-session-6
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Emeritus Professor Chris Davison
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2013, 'An application of latent trait theory in evaluating teacher assessment literacy and addressing professional development needs', in An application of latent trait theory in evaluating teacher assessment literacy and addressing professional development needs, presented at Australian Association for Educational Research, 03 December 2013 - 05 December 2013, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/8080/an-application-of-latent-trait-theory-in-evaluating-teacher-assessment-literacy-and-addressing-professional-development-needs

Awards

1998 Most Exemplary Thesis in Education, Most Outstanding Doctoral Thesis, La Trobe University.

2012 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education, Australian College of Education.

2016 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education and to TESOL, 

Australian Council of Deans of Education.

2016 Supervisor Award, Postgraduate Council, UNSW.

2017 Ralph Rawlinson Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Students with

Disadvantage (International Level), Australian College of Education. 

2018 Outstanding Supervisor Award, Postgraduate  Council, UNSW. 

2018 Dean's Research Leadership Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

2018 Anna Hogg Oration, Australian College of Education.

 

Grants

2018-22 Department of Education, NSW, (with A/Prof Scott Eacott). Longitudinal evaluation of the Griffith secondary education model.

2018-19 Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Board. (with Dr Michael Michell, Dr Alan Williams). EAL Curriculum research and development.

2017 Department of Education, NSW,  (with A/Prof Scott Eacott). Scoping study evaluation of the Griffith secondary education model.

2015 The Association of Independent Schools of NSW.  Improving the Quality of Teacher Education Practicum Experiences. 

2012-16 Department of Education and Training (DET), Catholic Education Office and Independent Schools Victoria. Research and Development: Tools to Enhance Assessment Literacy for Teachers of English as an Additional Language (TEAL).

2010-11, NSW Department of Education and Training (DET), (with Dr Michael Michell). ESL Assessment English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment Tools and Advice: Phase 2 – Design Options.

2010-11, Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), (with Dr Michael Michell). ESL Assessment English as a Second Language (ESL) Assessment Tools and Advice: Phase 2 – Design Options.

2007-09 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, (with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons), Continuation study on the implementation of the school-based assessment component of the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination. 

2006-09  Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG) Award 2006-07, HK$1,174,116, (with Dr Steve Andrews (PI) and Prof L Hamp-Lyons, University of Hong Kong, Dr Liying Cheng, Queen’s University). An impact study of a high-stakes ESL assessment innovation in Hong Kong secondary schools.

2006-08 Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG) Award 2006-07, HK$ 724,319 (with Dr S Andrews and Prof L Hamp-Lyons, University of Hong Kong, Prof C Leung, King’s College, University of London). The use of summative oral school-based assessment for formative purposes in Hong Kong secondary English.

2006-08 Quality Education Fund, Education and Manpower Bureau, HK $2,359,000 (with Dr S Andrews, D Carless, M Clarke, G Davies, N Tavares, L Hamp-Lyons), University of Hong Kong), Aligning assessment with curriculum reform in junior secondary English language teaching

2005-07 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, (with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons), Longitudinal study on the implementation of the school-based assessment component of the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination.

2005-06  Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, (with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons), Research and development for professional development courses for teachers in preparation for the school-based assessment component of the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination

2005 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, (with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons) Field trialling for school-based assessment in the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination

2005 Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, (with Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons) Professional development for teachers in preparation for school-based assessment in the 2007 HKCE English Language Examination, Part 1 & 2

2004-06 Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG) Award 2004-05, HK $690,000 (with Dr S Andrews, Prof L Hamp-Lyons & R Tang, University of Hong Kong), Oral summative assessment of secondary ESL in Hong Kong .

2004-06  Quality Education Fund, Education and Manpower Bureau, HK $314,000 (with Dr S Andrews, Dr F Hyland, Dr A Wong, R Tang, University of Hong Kong), Making school-based assessment more effective in English language education.

2001  Universitas 21 International Collaborative Research Grant, University of Melbourne, AUD$10,000 (with Dr Sophie Arkoudis, University of Melbourne), Cross national similarities and differences in teachers’ assessment judgments of student written texts and the implications for alternative assessment.

2000-03 Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG) Award, 2000-2001, HK $807,817 (with Dr J Day, Dr T Kwan, F. Real-Lopez and Prof A Tsui, University of Hong Kong), An investigation into the impact of school-university partnerships in teacher education in Hong Kong.

1999 Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant.  The assessment practices of ESL teachers.

1992-98 Language Australia (formerly National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia), AUD$180,000, Victorian Child Literacy and ESL Research Network.

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