Prof Patrick Griffin
“Professional learning communities have to focus on students and on student performance, examine differences between students on a learning continuum and focus on students and learning”
Emeritus Professor Patrick Griffin held the Chair of Education (Assessment) at the University of Melbourne, was an Associate Dean at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and for 26 years the Director of the Assessment Research Centre. He is currently working with the Victorian Department of Education and Training and is leading several large studies funded by the Australian Research Council.Read more
In addition, Professor Griffin led, from 2009, the global project as the Executive Director of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project, a multi-year, multi-national public-private-academy partnership project sponsored by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. He has published widely on assessment and evaluation topics that include competency development, language proficiency, industrial literacy, school literacy and numeracy, professional standards and online assessment and calibration. Professor Griffin was awarded the John Smythe medal for excellence in research for his work on profiling literacy development and the UNESCO Research Medal by the Ministers of Education from Southern African Nations in 2005. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education and has conducted assessment and evaluation research projects in more than 20 countries.