Associate Professor Sivakumar Alagumalai

Sivakumar Alagumalai
Associate Professor - Principal Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

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Associate Professor Sivakumar Alagumalai

- Science and Mathematics Education

- Assessment and Evaluation in Education

- Test theory and Rasch Measurement models 

- Advanced Quantitative methods (SEM & MLM) in the Human Sciences

- Educational Leadership and Policies

Research Interests

Applied Statistics, Education, Education Assessment and Evaluation, Mathematical Sciences, Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

Journals

Year Citation
2015 Alagumalai, S. (2015). Thinking scientifically: Understanding measurement and errors. Teaching science : journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association., 61, 4, 24-31.
2014 Hailaya, W., Alagumalai, S. & Ben, F. (2014). Examining the utility of Assessment Literacy Inventory and its portability to education systems in the Asia Pacific region. Australian Journal of Education, 58, 3, 297-317. 10.1177/0004944114542984
2012 Alagumalai, S. (2012). Ramanujan's Insights: Implications for Mathematics Education. Experiments in Education, 109-138.

Books

Year Citation
2013 S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.) (2013). Excellence in scholarship : transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education. Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0
2013 S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.) (2013). Excellence in scholarship : transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education. Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0
2005 S. Alagumalai, D. Curtis & H. Njora (Eds.) (2005). Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars : papers in honour of John P. Keeves. Springer.
2004 S. Alagumalai (Ed.) (2004). The Seeker: Papers in Honour of John P Keeves. Shannon Research Press.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2013 Alagumalai, S. (2013). Preface: On scholarship: Scope, opportunities and challenges. In S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.), Excellence in Scholarship: Transcending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education (pp. vii-xv). Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0
2013 Ben, F. & Alagumalai, S. (2013). Promoting science education for all. In S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.), Excellence in scholarship: transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education (pp. 187-196). Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_14
2013 Alagumalai, S. (2013). Preface: On scholarship: Scope, opportunities and challenges. In S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.), Excellence in Scholarship: Transcending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education (pp. vii-xv). Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0
2013 Alagumalai, S., Burley, S., Scott, M. & Zweck, W. (2013). Implications for teacher education and educators. In Excellence in Scholarship: Transcending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education (pp. 279-282). 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_19
2013 Skrodal, S., Alagumalai, S., Lawson, M. & Calder, P. (2013). Computer simulations and implications for education and society. In S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. Keeves (Eds.), Excellence in scholarship: transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education (pp. 165-176). Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_12
2005 Alagumalai, S. (2005). Classical test theory. In S. Alagumalai, D. Curtis & N. Hungi (Eds.), Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars: Papers in Honour of John P. Keeves (pp. 1-13). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. 10.1007/1-4020-3076-2_1
2005 Alagumalai, S. (2005). Our experiences and conclusion. In S. Alagumalai, D. Curtis & N. Hungi (Eds.), Applied Rasch Measurement: A Book of Exemplars: Papers in Honour of John P. Keeves (pp. 343-346). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
2004 Alagumalai, S., Matthews, R., Gibbons, M. & Dutney, A. F. (2004). Teaching out of the unconscious: the role of shadow and archetype. In J. Keeves & S. Alagumalai (Eds.), The Seeker: Papers in Honour of John P Keeves (pp. 187-200). Adelaide: Shannon Research Press.
2003 Alagumalai, S. (2003). Emerging information and communications technology. In The International Handbook of Educational Research in the Asia-Pacific Region: Springer International Handbooks of Education Vol 11 (pp. 1257-1269). Dodrecht ; London: Springer.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Alagumalai, S. & Alagumalai, (2015). Measuring the intangible and immeasurable: Challenges, techniques and tools.. Australian Early Development Census National Conference. Glenelg, South Australia.
2010 Bakar, N. & Alagumalai, S. (2010). Reconceptualising research master's programs in Education: Lessons from OECD-TALIS, PISA, and IEA-TIMSS. Asia Pacific Educational Research Association Conference - APERA. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2010 Alagumalai, S. & Sivakumar, S. (2010). Contents, pedagogy, PCK and implications for research literacy in education. Asia Pacific Educational Research Association Conference - APERA. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2010 Alagumalai, S. & Bakar, N. (2010). Introductions to Rasch model, SEM and HLM: Theory and applications. APERA Conference. Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
2009 Ben, F. & Alagumalai, S. (2009). Computer simulation in education: using learning objects to learn physics concepts. SimTecT. Adelaide.
2009 Skrodal, S. & Alagumalai, S. (2009). Simulations for Teacher Education: Challenges and Opportunities. SimTecT. Adelaide.
2009 Skrodal, S., Ben, F., Nallaya, S. & Alagumalai, S. (2009). Pattern recognition for learning through simulations. SimTecT. Adelaide.
2007 Skrodal, S., Alagumalai, S. & Lawson, M. (2007). The virtual classroom simulation: Pre-service teacher training with ABMS. SimTecT. Jawahar Bhalla (Ed.) Brisbane, Australia.
2007 Ben, F., Alagumalai, S. & Recker, M. (2007). Enhancing learning through computer simulation: The impact of learning objects. SimTecT. Jawahar Bhalla (Ed.) Brisbane, Australia.
2006 Alagumalai, S. (2006). Can we trust our teachers, their tools and techniques?. IAEA. T. Tyng (Ed.) Singapore.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2012 Alagumalai, S., Ben, F. & Hailaya, W., (2012). TABS Validation Study. TAFE-SA Commissioned Study, TAFE-SA,
2006 Alagumalai, S. & Ben, F., (2006). External Assessment: Review of Literature and Current Practices. SACE Secretariat
Report 2006, Department of Education and Children Services Commissioned Report,

- Assessment & Evaluation

- Measurement, Assessment & Evaluation

- Curriculum and Assessment of Learning

- Science / Physics Curriculum & Methodology

- Introduction to Quantitative Methods

- Advanced Quantitative Methods

Current (2017)

- Two PhD Candidates (Principal Supervisor)

- Two 12-unit Dissertations (Principal Supervisor)

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2010 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide (Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group) Australia
Position
Associate Professor - Principal Lecturer
Phone
83135630
Fax
8313 3604
Campus
North Terrace
Building
10 Pulteney Street
Room Number
8 09
Org Unit
School of Education

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