Dr. Maddalena Taras

Director of Studies

Dr. Maddalena Taras is Associate Professor in Education at the University of Sunderland, UK.

Her research on assessment has been acknowledged by being awarded a National Teaching Fellowship and a 4* Impact Study in the Research Excellence Framework of 2014 “The case study in the area of assessment theory and practice indicated the achievement of outstanding impacts in terms of reach and significance”. Dr Taras is a regular keynote/speaker at inter/national conferences, and a reviewer for twelve international journals. A prolific researcher, Dr Taras began her research in the language classroom to use assessment to support student learning. She will be joining us to consider Why and How to Use Assessment to Support Learning.

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