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Amanda Brijmohan

Educational Developer, Assessment and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

Amanda joined the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre in 2022. She has over 6 years of experience in teaching, research, and scholarship in educational assessment in higher education. Across all three U of T campuses, Amanda has taught as a teaching assistant and as a guest lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate courses focused on research design, educational measurement, and survey methodology. She has also offered workshops on exploratory data analyses using SPSS, and R Studio.

Using her expertise in research design, psychometrics, survey/instrument development, and on quantitative analyses of large-scale data, Amanda has supported several pedagogical research projects, including examining the effects of online, in-person, and hybrid course modes on student learning during the pandemic; the use of assessment feedback to help students become reflective learners; and using validity arguments to foster collaborations between content and assessment experts.

Amanda obtained her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), specializing in educational assessment. Her dissertation explores how students engage in different forms of perspective-taking during peer assessment activities, as a means of learning with each other and from each other.

H.B.Sc. (Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Toronto)
M.A. (Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)