Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Dylan Wiliam - Collaborative learning

What is this?

​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.

In this video clip, Dylan discusses the place of collaborative learning to support high quality achievement.

Who is this for?

​This video is for practitioners who want to explore and understand the use of collaborative learning to support high quality achievement.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This video along with reflective questions invites you to consider the impact of your own approach using collaborative learning strategies. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a group, the following improvement questions:

  • How do you use collaborative learning strategies at present to support developing best learning and teaching?
  • What strategies could you use to maximise using collaborative learning further?
  • How is collaborative learning set up best to ensure that every learner has full responsibility to respond fully within in the tasks set?​

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What was done? 

In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses the power of collaborative learning to be used by children or young people to help them maximise their achievements.

What brought about the change?

Dylan Wiliam, through this video clip,  wants to ensure that all children and young people are provided with opportunities to use and develop collaborative learning strategies at very regular intervals to enable the highest attainment and achievement for all.

What was the impact?

Study of this video clip leads staff to focus on the power of providing learners with collaborative learning strategies to improve attainment and achievement.

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Dylan Wiliam: Collaborative learning - transcript