Last Updated: Friday, April 17, 2020

Dylan Wiliam – Using assessment strategies to support feedback

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 using assessment strategies to support high quality feedback on learning.

Who is this for?

​This video is for practitioners who want explore and understand educational thinking on using high quality feedback to support the best learning and teaching.

How to use this exemplar to improve practice

This video along with reflective questions invites you to consider the impact of your own approach to develop the use of high quality feedback to support the best learning and teaching. You are invited to watch the video and consider, individually or as a group, the following improvement questions:

  • How do you use feedback at present to support developing best learning and teaching?
  • How would you avoid offering feedback that focuses on the ego of the learner?
  • How do you use dialogue and questioning techniques to find out where a learner is in their understanding of the tasks they are completing?

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What was done?

In this video clip, Dylan Wiliam discusses how to offer high quality feedback to children or young people to help them move forward to the next stage of their learning and without playing to the ego of the learner.

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What brought about the change?

There is a desire from Dylan, through this video clip, to ensure that all children and young people are provided with the best quality feedback to enable high quality learning.

What was the impact?

Study of this video clip leads staff to focus on the power from providing ongoing high quality feedback to enhance learning and improve attainment and achievement.

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Dylan Wiliam: Feedback on learning - Transcript