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Dr Pina Tarricone

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 93706104, Email: p.tarricone@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.235
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  93706104  
Email: p.tarricone@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.235  

 

Pina is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Background

Pina has a PhD in Educational/Cognitive Psychology. Her theoretical research on metacognition won a number of awards including the 2007 Edith Cowan University Research Medal. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis, published her PhD research as a book entitled the Taxonomy of Metacognition. Her book is available in university libraries world-wide. In 2014, Pina completed a M Ed in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation with Honours at the University of Western Australia. She developed an instrument to measure a subcategory of the Taxonomy of Metacognition. She also has a Master of Education in Interactive Multimedia and is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) at ECU. Her interests include the theoretical analysis of complex educational psychology constructs, their measurement using Rasch methodologies and the use of technologies for assessment and testing. Pina has a background in educational assessment, testing and measurement in government and corporate education environments.

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2008 - ECU University Research Medal Winner
  • 2008 - ECU Faculty Education and Arts Research Medal Winner
  • 2008 - WA Institute for Educational Research Postgraduate Prize in Education
  • 2007 - Australian Human Development Association Conference Scholarship Award
  • 2007 - UWA Fogarty Foundation Success Through Educational Excellence Scholarship

Research Areas and Interests

  • Educational/cognitive psychology constructs e.g. metacognition, reflection, ill-structured problem solving, epistemic cognition
  • Psychometrics – Rasch measurement
  • Digital Assessment
  • Cognitive tools

Staff Qualifications

  • MEd (Master of Education), The University of Western Australia, 2014 .
  • GradDip (Graduate Diploma), The University of Western Australia, 2009 .
  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2007 .
  • MEd (Master of Education), Edith Cowan University, 1999 .
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Western Australian CAE, 1989 .
  • Dip (Diploma), Western Australian CAE, 1988 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Metacognition conceptual learning and online research tool,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $21,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Books

  • Tarricone, P., (2011), The Taxonomy of Metacognition., 264p., United Kingdom.

Journal Articles

  • Tarricone, P., (2014), From a copy theory of mind to a quasi-constructivist theory of mind. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 35(1), 58-60, New York, DOI: doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2013.08.001.
  • Newhouse, P., Tarricone, P., (2014), Digitizing practical production work for high-stakes assessments. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 40(2), 1-17.
  • Tarricone, P., Cooper, M., (2014), Using Rasch measurement to improve analytical marking keys. Assessment Matters, 6(N/A), 86-111.

Reports

  • Newhouse, P., Pagram, J., Paris, L., Hackling, M., Tarricone, P., Cooper, M., Campbell, A., (2013), Authentic digital representation of creative works in education: addressing the challenges of digitisation and assessment - Second Interim Report - Visual Arts & Design., Perth, W.A..
  • Newhouse, P., Pagram, J., Paris, L., Hackling, M., Ure, C., Cooper, M., Campbell, A., Tarricone, P., (2012), Authentic digital representation of creative works in education: addressing the challenges of digitsation and assessment - First Interim Report - Visual Arts & Design Courses., Perth, W.A..
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