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UW’s King evaluating professional development project in Chile

November 08, 2014

UW-Madison’s Bruce King, a faculty associate with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is providing expert external assessment to a project at the University of Desarollo, Chile.

Bruce King
The goal of the project is to promote the development of meaningful learning and generate a greater commitment with the learning process in students by the incorporation of the methodology of authentic assessment in university teaching.

King is an expert on the the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) framework. AIW was developed by Fred M. Newmann, a professor emeritus with UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and King, among others. To learn more, visit the Center for Authentic Intellectual Work website.

The project in Chile is called, “Vinculando la Universidad con el Mundo Laboral: Implementación de la Metodología de Evaluación Auténtica en Educación Superior” – or "Linking the University with the Work World: Implementation of the Methodology Authentic Assessment in Higher Education." It is funded by the Ministry of Education of Chile.

The Project Director is Veronica Villarroel , who heads the Center for Research and Improvement of Education at the University of Desarollo.