Principled Curriculum and Assessment Design

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Course Registration Details

Presenter: Professor Emeritus Dylan Wiliam

Date: 10 September 2019 Tuesday

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Held in Singapore (workshop venue to be advised)


Early Bird: S$400nett per participant (till 26 April 2019)

Standard: S$500nett per participant (from 27 April 2019)
Fees are inclusive of 2 coffee breaks and 1 lunch

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. Registrations should be sent at least 14 days before course date.

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you 14 days before the course.

For Payment

  1. An e-invoice will be generated and email to you. Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  2. Payment is required to be made in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the workshop.

  3. Please make your payment either by cheque or GIRO upon receiving our invoice.

  4. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Illumien Asia Pte Ltd " with the invoice no. indicated on the back of the cheque.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the school/organization.

  6. Fees are inclusive of course materials, certificate of accomplishment, buffet lunch & 2 tea breaks.

Withdrawals / No-Show
For any withdrawals or cancellation, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Notice Period & Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.

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Workshop Description


Dylan will present seven principles that, from reviews of the best curricula worldwide, would appear to be particularly useful for schools to use as “audit tools” for examining the curriculum. No curriculum could ever satisfy all seven principles, but by applying the principles to their own curricula, schools will be better able to examine whether the inevitable compromises they have made are ones that they can live with. 


Dylan will continue with some thoughts on the kinds of assessment that can support the aims of the curriculum rather than distorting them, and he will summarize the key stages of developing an assessment system:

  • Selecting a small number of big ideas for each subject

  • Creating learning progressions for each of the big ideas

  • Identifying key check points in the learning progressions

  • Developing, recording and reporting assessments for each of the checkpoints