Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam, Educational Assessment, University College London is returning to Australia, visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Geelong and Perth in August and September 2020.

A former teacher, Emeritus Professor Wiliam has served in a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and for the last 15 years, has pursued a research program focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning. He has co-authored a major review of research evidence on formative assessment and continues to work with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.

Embedding Formative Assessment

A large and growing evidence base suggests helping teachers to develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of the most powerful ways to support student learning, if not the most powerful. Emeritus Professor Dylan Wiliam will explore:

• why an increase in educational achievement is needed: what’s been tried, and why it hasn’t worked
• what formative assessment is (and isn’t) and why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school
• practical techniques for implementing formative assessment, and
• how to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.