Patrick Griffin holds the Chair of Education (Assessment) at the University of Melbourne and is Director of the Assessment Research Centre. He is the Associate Dean in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
Professor Griffin 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 his work on profile reporting was identified in the annual 1996 yearbook of the American Society for Curriculum Development in Washington as world’s best practice. He is a project team leader for UNESCO in southern Africa and was awarded, in 2005, a UNESCO Research Medal by the Ministers of Education from southern African nations.
Professor Griffin is a World Bank consultant in Vietnam, leading national and international teams in studies of literacy and numeracy, and has lead the development of a competency framework for Vietnam’s 380,000 primary teachers teacher assessment that has been signed into law by the Vietnam Government. He has also addressed major professional associations, and taught and conducted assessment and evaluation research projects in more than 20 countries.
Professor Griffin is a fellow of the International Academy of Education. His work focuses on the application of item response modelling in interpretive frameworks for criterion referenced performance and the development of professional standards for classroom teachers and educational managers in Australia, Vietnam and China.
Professor Patrick Griffin is currently the executive Director of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project – a multiyear, multi country Public – Private – Academy Partnership project sponsored by Cisco, Intel and Microsoft.
Professor Patrick Griffin will be the Opening Keynote Speaker at ACEC2012 in Perth, on Tuesday the 2nd of October at 4.00pm at Wesley College in South Perth.