Over the coming weeks we’ll be making some exciting announcements. The first of these is to welcome a new addition to our Advisory Board, Professor Dylan Wiliam!
Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London. In a varied career, he has taught in inner-city schools, directed a large-scale testing programme, served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education, and pursued a research programme focused on supporting teachers to develop their use of assessment in support of learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He was the co-author, with Paul Black, of a major review of the published research evidence on formative assessment and since then has worked with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.
Dylan has already had a big impact on how we develop our professional learning programmes. His work on professional learning communities, sustained professional development and Assessment for Learning has been an anchor point for our Assessment Lead Programme and Assessment Essentials course. We’re privileged to add Dylan to the Advisory Board and to now be able to draw upon his expertise directly.
Stuart Kime, EBE Co-Founder and Director of Education
I am excited to be joining EBE’s Advisory Board because I believe passionately in the power of evidence to improve education. Research will never tell teachers what to do—their classrooms are too complex for that—but I do think that we can help teachers, school leaders, parents and governors become critical consumers of educational research, and EBE, with its combination of research expertise and online courses, is ideally placed to achieve that.
Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, University College London
What attracts me to EBE is its capacity to apply the same high standards of evaluation to its own work programme as it does to work undertaken across the field of education. This is overseen by an Advisory Board of leaders in the field.
So it is with the utmost pleasure that I welcome Dylan Wiliam to the Advisory Board. I can’t think of anyone better to turn to as a critical friend to scrutinise and offer advice on EBE’s work in assessment and professional learning. This strengthens the team’s ability to ensure their work is grounded in the best available evidence and designed with a clear focus on delivering positive outcomes for learners.
Mick Walker, former Executive Director of Education at the QCDA and Chair of the EBE Advisory Board
Look out for further announcements in January, including new EBE team members, as well as another great addition to the Advisory Board! Full membership of the EBE Advisory Board can be found here.