Prof John Pegg

John Pegg

Prof John Pegg

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Biography

John Pegg is Professor and foundation Director of the SiMERR National Research Centre at the University of New England, Armidale. He is known for his contribution to theory-based cognition research in assessment, and his ongoing work in and commitment to improving the learning outcomes of learners in rural and regional Australia. He has been involved in many recent large-scale projects linked to: state-wide diagnostic testing programs in science, developmental-based assessment and instruction, the validation of the Australian Professional Teaching Standards, the ÆSOP study investigating faculties achieving outstanding student-learning outcomes, and national and international research into teacher career stages and quality teacher assessor training. He has strong links with schools, professional teaching associations, and educational authorities in Australia and overseas, being used as a research consultant in improving teaching practice in schools, professional development of teachers and syllabus development.