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About Dr Pina Tarricone

Pina has a PhD in Educational/Cognitive Psychology. She won a number of awards including the 2007 Edith Cowan University Research Medal for her theoretical research on metacognition. 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 MEd 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. In this year she also held the position of Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also has a Master of Education in Interactive Multimedia. Pina completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2015) 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 state government and non-government education systems, and national corporate education organisations. In January 2016 she was appointed an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. In that same month, she began in her appointment as Consultant in Educational Measurement and Reporting (K-12) for the Catholic Education Western Australia. In November 2018 Pina began in her role as Manager Perth Office and Principal Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Qualifications:
PhD in Educational/Cognitive Psychology, Edith Cowan University, 2007. Awarded the University Research Medal, Faculty Research Medal, Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Postgraduate Prize
Master of Education Measurement/Psychometrics with Honours (Master of Education in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation with Honours), The University of Western Australia, 2014.
Master of Education Interactive Multimedia, Edith Cowan University, 1999.
Graduate Diploma in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation, The University of Western Australia, 2009.
Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University (formally Western Australian College of Advanced Education), 1989.
Diploma of Teaching, Edith Cowan University (formally Western Australian College of Advanced Education), 1988.

Positions

November 2018 - Present Principal Research Fellow and Perth Office Manager, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) ACER Western Australia
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January 2016 - Present Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University ‐ School of Education
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January 2016 - November 2018 Consultant Educational Measurement and Reporting (K-12), Catholic Education Western Australia
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February 2012 - December 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Australia ‐ School of Education
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Honors and Awards

  • University Research Medal 2007, Edith Cowan University
  • Faculty Research Medal 2007, Edith Cowan University
  • Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Postgraduate Prize 2008


Contact Information

pina.tarricone@acer.org

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Research Profile (1)

Books (2)

Cognitive Online Tool (1)

Book Chapters (1)

Journal Articles (8)

Conference Papers (10)

Theses (3)