Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education: Assessment for Learning in the Classroom, and From Teachers to Schools: Scaling Up Professional Development for Formative Assessment. Dylan Wiliam (@dylanwiliam) on Twitter Welcome to…
I was thinking of Dylan Williams the other day and remembered David Noble, my partner in Edutalk partner had interviewed him back in 2012. This was the second round of AIFL in Scotland.
I gave it a listen on the way to work this morning. It is a great interview. Dylan is very positive about teaching, makes some great points and David asks great questions. I think it is still relevant 11 years later!
Well, I think that Scotland did a very good job of kicking off this process right at the end of the 1990s, the early 2000s.
So I think that the original focus was very welcome, the idea of assessment is for learning. I think people got slightly seduced by the tips and techniques rather than thinking about this as being a vehicle for teacher learning. So I think it got rather, and this may be inevitable for any innovation, it got rather packaged as being a thing that schools could do. And many schools think they’ve done assessment is for learning, and so they’re moving on to the next thing.
“inevitable for any innovation” – My emphasis.
After listening to this I though I might like to grab some quotes so remembered I’d downloaded the free app Aiko, which is an AI-powered audio transcription, and ran the audio through it. After a hiccup when the app though the language was Welsh it seemed to do a great job. I’ve added it to the original post. David & I alway regretted not being able to provide accessible transcriptions of our broadcasts/podcasts. I am wondering about picking out some other episodes to transcribe. The audio is not attributed to the two different speakers, but I think it is easy enough to understand.
Radio Edutalk is a project I am extremely please to have been part of. We were a bit ahead of the podcast curve, but it gave me an amazing opportunity to talk to all sort of amazing educators. It ran from 2009 till 2019 starting as an open to any contributor, mobile podcast and developing to include regular internet radio broadcasts which were archived as podcasts. About EDUtalk has a bit more information.
Wondering if #RadioEdutalk could be of use now.
If you are an educator (non-commercial) and want to broadcast audio or podcast please get in touch.
The #altc Programme : ALT Annual Conference 2019 looks amazing. I wish I could go. I will be chatting to keynote @suebecks, co-chair @scotlandlouise @mhawksey & perhaps @MarenDeepwell on Radio #Edutalk on Wednesday 10 Jul 2019 8pm
Radio EDUtalk is shaping up for the rest of the year. If you would like to be a guest, please get in touch.
Up early on the Holiday and I think I’ve got this sorted out. Might have made it too complicated, but an hour with skype test call is enough for now.
The line up for next week’s broadcast now online: Radio #EDUtalk 29-08-2018 ALT Annual Conference 2018 Preview #altc
Will be live at Live Shows – EDUtalk at 8pm next Wednesday. My first broadcast of the session.
We have started refreshing the EDUtalk Site. Updating the theme and how the live audio plays. We have started updating the information pages too over the break. If you be interested in appearing on a show next session please get in touch.
Took me a while to publish this, Mariana and I talking about twitter mostly musing on Dean Shareski’s Sharing, Bragging, Selling and Self Promoting. The Show notes Mariana put together are brilliant.
Radio #EDUtalk 03-05-2017 Loose Learners Ep 3: We Brag!
Radio #EDUtalk 05-04-2017 Loose Learners Ep 2
This is the second episode of Mariana and my monthly podcast. We are still settling into a new format, possible going to change the title and certainly still tweaking the format.
The Show Notes that Mariana put together are just great, worth reading even if you are podphobic.
I’ve just had my first broadcast of the new session on Radio Edutalk.
Radio EDUtalk 14-09-2016 Nicholas McMahon Philosophy with Children in the Primary Classroom I really enjoyed it.
Unfortunately I’ve got no more shows lined up at the moment. I’m waiting for a few replied, but the Wednesday schedule is empty. Some of this is down to my lack of organisation some to other things on the go and some my change in circumstances.
If you are interested in talking about any aspect of Education on a Wednesday evening (8pm UK time)please let me know.
The featured image on this post is Open Mic Night at the Sarcophogous | Art Institute of Chicag…r shared by my pal Alan on Flickr using a Creative Commons — Attribution 2.0 Generic — CC BY 2.0 license.