Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning. Yet, there remains a paradox: why is feedback so powerful and why is it so variable? It is this paradox which Visible Learning: Feedback aims to unravel and resolve.
Combining research excellence, theory and vast teaching expertise, this book covers the principles and practicalities of feedback, including:
- the variability of feedback,
- the importance of surface, deep and transfer contexts,
- student to teacher feedback,
- peer to peer feedback,
- the power of within lesson feedback and manageable post-lesson feedback.
With numerous case-studies, examples and engaging anecdotes woven throughout, the authors also shed light on what creates an effective feedback culture and provide the teaching and learning structures which give the best possible framework for feedback.
Visible Learning: Feedback brings together two internationally known educators and merges Hattie’s world-famous research expertise with Clarke’s vast experience of classroom practice and application, making this book an essential resource for teachers in any setting, phase or country.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What is feedback?
Chapter 2 A feedback culture
Chapter 3 Teaching and learning frameworks
Chapter 4 The power of in-lesson verbal feedback
Chapter 5 Post-lesson feedback
John Hattie is Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia and chair of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. He is the author of the globally bestselling Visible Learning series of books and co-edited with Eric Anderman the original International Guide to Student Achievement published in 2013.
Shirley Clarke is an internationally known expert on the practical application of the principles of formative assessment. Her career includes teaching, test writing, lecturing for 10 years at the Institute of Education, University of London and directing numerous national research projects. Her bestselling books have made assessment practice relevant and accessible.
"I am an experienced educator whose current work includes supporting classroom teachers to hone their already good practice into excellent habits. As a testament to the user-friendliness of this text, I found myself mentally and literally scribbling notes in the margins, of who with, where and when I could use relevant parts. My copy no doubt will quickly become well-thumbed and dog eared – evidence of a valued resource."— Anne Foale, Australian Council of Educational Leaders
"What strikes me about this highly engaging book is the life it breathes into illuminating the power of feedback to influence positive teaching and learning and, indeed, student progress and achievement. With that in mind, Visible Learning: Feedback, by John Hattie and Shirley Clarke, exposes the best possible feedback frameworks... I highly recommend this book."— Professor Vicky Duckworth, inTuition (Society for Education & Training)