We are delighted to welcome education expert Dylan Wiliam to Hertfordshire to lead this one-day conference, in which he will share his expertise in developing outstanding formative assessment practice. Dylan Wiliam has been one of the leading figures in developing formative assessment since the 1990s, when he co-authored ‘Inside the Black Box’. He is now Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London.

    The aims of the conference are to:

    • Explore the latest findings from research into assessment practices that have greatest impact on learning
    • Explore practical classroom strategies
    • Explore ideas for sustaining professional learning through establishing teacher learning communities

    Dylan Wiliam

    Dylan Wiliam is a British educationalist who is now the Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education and lives in northern Florida.

    Wiliam was educated at Whitchurch Grammar School in Cardiff and at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Greater Manchester. He studied at the University of Durham (BSc, 1976), the Open University (BA, 1983), the Polytechnic of the South Bank (MSc, 1985) and the University of London (PhD, 1993).

    His research focus is the professional development of teachers. His 1998 book, Inside the Black Box, which he wrote with Paul Black, was a successful polemic about formative assessment, selling over 100,000 copies. He demonstrated his ideas in a 2010 BBC documentary series, The Classroom Experiment, in which a class at Hertswood School was encouraged to participate more widely in activities such as answering questions


    Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage

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    Book online using conference code 17ASS/002A

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