About

Welcome 

Welcome to the Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC). ACTRC has been established as a joint research centre between the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and the University of the Philippines. The Centre is funded by the Australian Government. The physical centre is based at the University of the Philippines.

Background

The Philippines is facing a rapidly changing education system and associated changes in assessment and curriculum systems at national, regional and local levels. Following a major curriculum comparison study completed under the auspices of Australian Aid, by the Assessment Research Centre (Care & Griffin) in 2011, the Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre was established in 2013 to operate over a 3-5 year period.

Objectives

The Centre advises and informs the Philippine system of education through curriculum, teaching and assessment research based on empirical data on curriculum innovation and implementation. The Centre plays a pro-active role in identifying trends and pressures on assessment and curriculum and the roles of technology in an educational context. For more information please see ACTRC Projects.