Professor Dylan Wiliam on the role of research in your classroom

The acclaimed academic offers his thoughts on growth mindset, cognitive load and how research can be used in schools

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“I have often said, what is interesting is not what works in education, but under what circumstances does it work?” says Dylan Wiliam, emeritus professor of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education.

This comment came amid a broad-ranging discussion on what impact educational research should have on an individual teacher’s classroom for this week’s Tes Podagogy podcast. 

Wiliam kindly took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us from his US home and provide his thoughts on everything from how Carol Dweck’s mindset theory is having the right impact, despite being widely misinterpreted, to why every teacher should get up to speed with John Sweller’s theory of cognitive load.

You can listen for free by downloading the podcast from iTunes or listening below.


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