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Innovation and Learning from Research
Turning Schooling on its Head and Moving into the Future with Learners at the Centre

ATTENTION: Leaders, Teachers, Regional Office Staff, Researchers!
All sites! Birth to Year 12!

Featuring Keynote and Workshops by Dylan Wiliam

Internationally-renowned for in-depth research into formative assessment
as a key to innovation

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Key focus areas:

  • The nature of innovation and its significance.
  • Keynote from Dylan Wiliam about the power of formative assessment, learning about changing practices and links to innovation.
  • Research skill building workshops conducted by university academics.
  • Workshop groups focused on DECD research directions and innovation.
  • 'Speed dating' and interest sessions regarding practitioner research in DECD sites.
  • Dylan Wiliam research-informed formative assessment workshops.
  • Learning from SA, national and international innovation research.



Dylan Wiliam is director of the Learning and Teaching Research Center at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Prior to joining ETS in September, he was professor of educational assessment and assistant principal of King's College London, the fifth largest university in the United Kingdom. He also was a teacher for eight years in inner-city schools in London, a Nuffield Research Fellow at Chelsea College on the Graded Assessment in Mathematics Project, and a lecturer in mathematics education at King's College where he ran the teacher preparation program. In addition, he served as the academic coordinator of the Consortium for Assessment and Testing in Schools, which developed a variety of statutory and non-statutory assessments for the national curriculum of England and Wales. He has taught master's and doctorate level courses on educational assessment, research methods, and the use of information technology in academic research. He has published over 150 articles, book chapters, and books in mathematics education, education law, and educational assessment. His current main interest is in exploring how assessments may be used to support learning.