Dr Dennis   Alonzo
Lecturer

Dr Dennis Alonzo

BS Biology (MSU-IIT), MS Biology (MSU-IIT), MEd Assessment and Evaluation (UniMelb), PhD (UNSW Sydney)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Dennis is a test and scale developer, program evaluator, curriculum designer, and applied statistician. His area of interest revolves around Assessment for Learning (AfL) particularly in supporting teachers to make highly contextualised, consistent, fair and trustworthy assessment decisions to effectively support student learning. He has been involved in a number of international and national research projects. He also researches on a broad range of topics including student IT experiences, blended and online learning, standards-based assessment, and learning analytics to help inform curriculum design, professional development and policy. He has received various scholarships from the Philippines and Australian governments and a public diplomacy scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea. He was a former Dean of Education of the University of Southeastern Philippines before joining UNSW.

Location
G41 Morven Brown Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining learning sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students' behaviors or do students shape their own learning?', in Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research, pp. 173 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118998205.ch11
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining Learning Sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students behaviours or do students shape their own learning?', in ElAtia S; Zaïane O; Ipperciel D (ed.), Data Mining and Learning Analytics in Educational Research, Wiley and Blackwell, pp. 175 - 206, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118998235.html
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre S; Kligte G; Fox B, 2016, 'Blended learning innovations: Leadership and change in one Australian institution', in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sage, Los Angeles, pp. 293 - 307
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Quimno V; Alonz D, 2019, 'Leading innovation centres in higher education institutions in developing countries: Ensuring graduate employability', in Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities, pp. 70 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-7
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Tabelin CB; Park I; Phengsaart T; Jeon S; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Alonzo D; Yoo K; Ito M; Hiroyoshi N, 2021, 'Copper and critical metals production from porphyry ores and E-wastes: A review of resource availability, processing/recycling challenges, socio-environmental aspects, and sustainability issues', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 170, pp. 105610 - 105610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105610
    Journal articles | 2021
    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 | 2021
    Alonzo D; Leverett J; Obsioma E, 2021, 'Leading an Assessment Reform: Ensuring a Whole-School Approach for Decision-Making', Frontiers in Education, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.631857
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Labad V; Bejano J; Guerra F, 2021, 'The Policy-driven Dimensions of Teacher Beliefs about Assessment', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 46, pp. 35 - 52
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Labad V; Bejano J; Guerra F, 2021, 'The Policy-driven Dimensions of Teacher Beliefs about Assessment Assessment', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 46, pp. 36 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2021v46n3.3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ellis NJ; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Elements of a quality pre-service teacher mentor: A literature review', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103072
    Journal articles | 2019
    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
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Teacher adaptive practices: A key factor in teachers' implementation of assessment for learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 44, pp. 18 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2019v44n7.2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2018, 'Teacher adaptive practices: Examining links with teacher self-efficacy, perceived autonomy support and teachers’ sense of adaptability', Educational Practice and Theory, vol. 40, pp. 55 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/ept/40.2.04
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; Fox , 2015, 'A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development', Research in Learning Technology, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.28451
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre SD; Kligyte G; Fox B, 2015, 'Blended Learning Innovations: Leadership and Change in One Institution', International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT), vol. 11, pp. 4 - 16, http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=41
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 14, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss1/6/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, vol. 12, pp. 73 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.53761/1.12.1.6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Quimno V; Alonz D, 2019, 'Leading innovation centres in higher education institutions in developing countries: Ensuring graduate employability', in Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities, pp. 70 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-7
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining learning sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students' behaviors or do students shape their own learning?', in Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research, pp. 173 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118998205.ch11
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining Learning Sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students behaviours or do students shape their own learning?', in ElAtia S; Zaïane O; Ipperciel D (ed.), Data Mining and Learning Analytics in Educational Research, Wiley and Blackwell, pp. 175 - 206, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118998235.html
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre S; Kligte G; Fox B, 2016, 'Blended learning innovations: Leadership and change in one Australian institution', in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sage, Los Angeles, pp. 293 - 307
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Raffe C; Alonzo D, 2019, 'How teachers engage with student assessment data: Understanding antecedents to data-driven decision making', in How teachers engage with student assessment data: Understanding antecedents to data-driven decision making, Melbourne, presented at Research Conference 2019 - Preparing students for life in the 21st century: Identifying, developing and assessing what matters, Melbourne, 04 August 2019 - 05 August 2019, https://research.acer.edu.au/research_conference/RC2019/5august/14/
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 | 2014
    Alonzo D; Escalada MR, 2014, 'Re-teaching the teachers: The case of Japan's english language teachers' professional development', in AARE Conference Abstracts, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/9226/re-teaching-the-teachers-the-case-of-japans-english-language-teachers-professional-development
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alonzo D; Escalada MR, 2014, 'The English as an additional language (EAL) development continuum of Japan: Development and application', in AARE Conference Abstract, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/9314/the-english-as-an-additional-language-eal-development-continuum-of-japan-development-and-application
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Alonzo D, 2014, 'Enhancing assessment leadership of school heads', Singapore, presented at International Assessment for Educational Assessment, Singapore, 25 May 2014 - 30 May 2014, https://iaea.info/documents/enhancing-assessment-leadership-of-school-heads/
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tabelin CB; Park I; Phengsaart T; Jeon S; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Alonzo D; Yoo K; Ito M; Hiroyoshi N, 2021, 'Copper and critical metals production from porphyry ores and E-wastes: A review of resource availability, processing/recycling challenges, socio-environmental aspects, and sustainability issues', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol. 170, pp. 105610 - 105610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105610
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Leverett J; Obsioma E, 2021, 'Leading an Assessment Reform: Ensuring a Whole-School Approach for Decision-Making', Frontiers in Education, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.631857
    Journal articles | 2021
    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 | 2021
    Alonzo D; Labad V; Bejano J; Guerra F, 2021, 'The Policy-driven Dimensions of Teacher Beliefs about Assessment', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 46, pp. 35 - 52
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Labad V; Bejano J; Guerra F, 2021, 'The Policy-driven Dimensions of Teacher Beliefs about Assessment Assessment', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 46, pp. 36 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2021v46n3.3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ellis NJ; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Elements of a quality pre-service teacher mentor: A literature review', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103072
    Journal articles | 2019
    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
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Teacher adaptive practices: A key factor in teachers' implementation of assessment for learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 44, pp. 18 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2019v44n7.2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2018, 'Teacher adaptive practices: Examining links with teacher self-efficacy, perceived autonomy support and teachers’ sense of adaptability', Educational Practice and Theory, vol. 40, pp. 55 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/ept/40.2.04
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre SD; Kligyte G; Fox B, 2015, 'Blended Learning Innovations: Leadership and Change in One Institution', International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT), vol. 11, pp. 4 - 16, http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=41
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; Fox , 2015, 'A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development', Research in Learning Technology, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.28451
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 14, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss1/6/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, vol. 12, pp. 73 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.53761/1.12.1.6

Awards

2021 - UNSW ADA Research Fellow

2016 - UNSW School of Education Visiitng Fellow

2015 - American Educational Research Association Travel Award for Research Students

2014 - Republic of Korea - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public Diplomacy

2013 - UNSW Arts Dean's Academic Leadership Award

2011 - Australia Awards Scholarship, PhD

2006 - Australian Development Scholarship, Master

2000 - Philippine OCuncil for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development Scholarship, Master of Science

 

Grants

Capturing perspectives on student well-being from students with intellectual disability and/or autism in NSW schools: Listening to the voice of students with moderate and highest support needs. New South Wales Department of Education. Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., Dowse, L., Lenne, B., Alonzo, D., & Tso, M.  2020-2021. $222,000.

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) teachers' professional development in Vietnam. Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam. Nguyen, H., Hoang, T., Alonzo, D., Gao, A., Starfield, S., and Gilanyi, L. 2021. $100,000.

Development of a data literacy tool for improved student outcomes. Beswick, K., Alonzo, D., & Lee, J. Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA) Faculty Research Support Scheme. $9,974.56.

The theoretical dimensions of principal and teacher data literacy: A scoping study. UNSW Sydney School of Education.  Alonzo, D. & Beswick, A. 2021. $9,978.13.

Establishing the dimensions of mentoring standards. UNSW Sydney School of Education. Nguyen, H. & Alonzo, D. 2021. $9,936.

Students with moderate and high support needs: Perspectives on student well-being. UNSW Sydney School of Education. Danker, J., Strnadová, I., Lenne, B., Loblinzk, J., Alonzo, D., Dowse, L., & Tso, M.  2021. $9,998.18.

Digitalisation of professional learning: Development and application of mobile app to enhance teachers' self-efficacy in implementing the Philippine Department of Education developmental framework during COVID-19 pandemic. Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines. Alonzo, D., Quimno, V., Bayangos, M., Lacia, M., & Obierna. 2020-2021. ~$28,000.

Rural and Regional Education Project. New South Wales Department of Education. Beswick, K., Roberts, P., Holden, R., Cridge, S., Loughland, T., Mularczyk, L., Alonzo. D., & Eacott, S. 2020-2021. $787,000.

NSW Equity Consortium. University Alliance - UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University. Whole-of-cohort Outreach with Years 7-9 Literacy Focused. 2020-2021. $102,000.

Evaluation of ASDAN SEND Program at Wiliam Rose School. Funded by New South Wales Department of Education, Australia. 2020-2021. $54,200.

Improving Assessment Literacy across the Pemulwuy Learning Community. 2018-2021. $20,000.

Development of Training Modules based on Competency-Based Learning and Development (CBLD) Plan on Research Management for the Department of Education of the Philippines. Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 2018. $35,699.18. 

Student Assessment Literacy: What is it and How is it Developed? UNSW Sydney School of Education. 2017. $5,000.

Development of a Competency-Based Learning and Development Plan. Funded by the Basic Education Sector Transformation, Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd for the Department of Education, Philippines. 2017. $25,000

Media

EDST5436: Evaluation of Educational Programs 

EDST5442: Advanced Professional Practice 

EDST5443: Assessment for Learning: From Theory to Practice