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Xiaohui Yang

PhD Candidate, Education

Twitter: @XiaohuiYang2021



Doctoral Thesis Summary

I specialize in education assessment research and my research interests are assessment narrows teaching for the gap between the assessment and curriculum.
With my work I seek to find the evidence that shows assessment is lag curriculum development and solve the problem of exam-oriented teaching.
I am working on my thesis: “Exploring curriculum, pedagogical approaches and assessment in international schools in China in the context of educational theory and best practice globally”.

Research Interests

- Assessment for/of/as learning (AFL/AOL/AAL)
- Inconsistencies between assessment and curriculum
- Exam-oriented teaching
- Formative assessment
- International schools
- Mixed methods


PhD in Education, 2026(expected) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, 2010 Capital Normal University, China
BA in Chemical Engineering, 2007 Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China