Dan Pratt recognized for research into teacher self-reporting

Daniel Pratt

Daniel Pratt, a Professor in the Faculty of Education who holds a cross-appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded the Imogene Okes award from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE.)

The award honors the memory of Imogene Okes, whose reports on adult education participation have been widely used and quoted in the field. It is given annually by AAACE for a report of original research done by single or joint authors and published in English in the previous year for a work that reflects the ideals for which Imogene Okes stood.

Dr. Pratt, along with John B. Collins, an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Educuation, won the prestigious award for their research “The Teaching Perspectives Inventory at 10 Years and 100,000 Respondents: Reliability and Validity of a Teacher Self-Report Inventory,” published in Adult Education Quarterly, November 2011.

Dr. Pratt is a Professor of Adult & Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies and holds a cross-appointment to the Faculty, where he is a Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). He is a faculty member for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Educators’ Course and the Macy Institute for the Health Professions in the Harvard Medical School. He has been a visiting professor at universities across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Dr. Collins collaborates with several schools and departments in the health sciences.  He specializes in program evaluations of educational training and initiatives, especially for mid-career adults in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, education, and other social and health services. He maintains a particular focus in developing and validating surveys, scales, and custom-designed indices for large-scale information gathering and analysis.