Winston Massam

Assistant Professor

Telephone: 255 678 788 008


PhD in Curriculum Studies (Science Education) – University of British Columbia
MERM Certification – University of British Columbia
M. Ed. (Science Education) – University of Dar es Salaam
B. Sc. Ed. (Chemistry & Biology) – University of Dar es Salaam

Current areas of teaching

Classroom Assessment: Principles, Methods and Practice
Test Validation and Construction
Contemporary Issues in Science Pedagogy
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Secondary Science

Research interests

School/Classroom assessment and evaluation
Outdoor/Informal science learning
Quantitative research methods
Item Response Theory
Scale development and validation
Program Evaluation


Assistant Professor – Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation – AKU IED EA 2019 To date
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Science Education – UBC 2011 – 2019
Assistant Lecturer – Science Education/Educational Measurement and Evaluation – DUCE 206-2011
Examinations Officer – DUCE 2006-2011
Tutor – Science Teaching Methods/ Research Measurement and Evaluation – DTC 2002-2006
Block Teaching – Biology and Chemistry – Majengo Secondary School – 1999-2001
Teacher – Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics – Kidia Secondary School – 1997-1998

Awards and honours

Ministry of Education Scholarship (Tanzania) – M.Ed. Studies – 2004
FoED Graduate Award – University of British Columbia (Canada) – PhD Studies – 2011-2015
International Partial Tuition Scholarship – University of British Columbia – PhD Studies 2011-2019

Conference papers

Massam, W. E. (2014). Implementing contextualized science curriculum and instruction: what do teachers and students have to say? Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on STEM Education in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Massam, W. E. (2016). How emancipated students learning transformed science teachers’ pedagogical practices: A case of high school teachers in Tanzania. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on STEM Education in Beijing, China.

Created on:04/23/2020 Last modified:04/23/2020