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1st Edition

Visible Learning Insights

ISBN 9781138549692
Published May 14, 2019 by Routledge
182 Pages 41 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Visible Learning Insights presents a fascinating ‘inside view’ of the ground-breaking research of John Hattie. Together, the authors John Hattie and Klaus Zierer embark on a mission to build on the internationally renowned work and combine the power and authority of the research with the real ‘coal face’ experience of schools.

Offering a concise introduction into the ‘Visible Learning Story’, the book provides busy teachers with a guide to why the Visible Learning research is so vital and the difference it can make to learning outcomes. It includes:

  • An in-depth dialogue between John Hattie and Klaus Zierer.
  • Clearly structured chapters that focus on the core messages of ‘Visible Learning’ and infer practical consequences for the everyday job of teaching.
  • FAQs to Visible Learning that provide an invaluable introduction to the language of learning and success in schools.
  • An overview of the current data set with over 1,400 meta-analyses.

Intended for teachers, teacher students, education researchers, parents, and all who are interested in successful learning, teaching, and schooling, this short and elegant introduction outlines just what is required to translate Hattie’s research into improved school performance.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: "It depends on the teacher's expertise." John Hattie in dialogue with Klaus Zierer  Chapter 2: Introduction  Chapter 3: The Visible Learning story: Insights into Visible Learning  Chapter 4: What is inescapable: Students and their family background  Chapter 5: What does not have much effect by itself: Structures, framework conditions, and curricular programmes  Chapter 6: Where learning becomes visible: Teaching and learning processes  Chapter 7: What really matters: Teachers and their passion  Chapter 8: What are the landmarks? A summary  Chapter 9: What’s missing: An outlook  Chapter 10: To start with: Ideas for practice  Appendix A: FAQs  Appendix B: 250-plus factors

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John Hattie is Laureate Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning into Action, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning and Visible Learning Feedback, and co-editor of the International Guide to Student Achievement.

Klaus Zierer is a German educationalist and since 2015 Professor of Education at the University of Augsburg. He has lectured and written extensively on Hattie’s work and translated both Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers into German. Together with John Hattie he has written 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning.


"An in-depth book that puts the data that spwaned Visible Learning under the microscope to reveal exactly where, why and how a teacher can indeed 'know' the impact of their teaching... I woud recommend that it is read, referenced and relied on by all educational practitioners in whatever capacity the serve." - Sallyann Wright, inTuition Magazine (Society for Education and Training)