Dr. Florence Kyaruzi is a Lecturer and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies at DUCE. He is a psychologist whose research and interventions aims at improving mathematics learning through formative assessment. He holds a Ph.D (Learning Sciences) from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany, and Bachelor of Education (Science) and Master of Education Science from the University of Dar es Salaam. Kyaruzi’s research interest include students and teacher conceptions of assessment, learning from errors in mathematics, and formative assessment. Kyaruzi strongly proclaims that school-based assessment if formatively used by teachers and students, it has the potential to improve student learning. In collaboration with researchers from the Lüdwig-Maximilians University of Munich and the University of Auckland, he developed an intervention for improving mathematics teachers’ feedback practices and formative use of student errors. Kyaruzi is affiliated to the Munich Centre of the Learning Sciences (MCLS), International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME), European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), and the Special Interest Group of EARLI on Assessment & Evaluation. Kyaruzi won the DAAD-MoEVT scholarship for Ph.D studies in Germany, and PITRO scholarship for Master Degree at the University of Dar es Salaam.
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