Nathanael Reinertsen

Nathanael Reinertsen

PhD candidate in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University

Nathanael Reinertsen is a former English teacher and is now a test developer at the Australian Council for Educational Research. He is also a part-time PhD candidate in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University, under the supervision of Dr Bill Allen, A/Prof Brian Moon, and Dr Alistair Campbell. His PhD research aims to evaluate a novel method of delivering the professional development benefits of large-scale marking to pre-service and beginning teachers.

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Could marking exams improve your professional practice?
Could marking exams improve your professional practice?

Teachers are often encouraged to take up opportunities to mark external exams or tests. There is extra money to be earned, but they are also often told that it is good professional development. But what do people mean when they say that, and what parts of your professional practice does marking help to develop?