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What Is Visible Learning?

Posted on: March 10, 2020

The principles of Visible Learning will work to improve educational outcomes for children of any age, in any classroom, anywhere in the world. It explains the most significant evidence-based ideas about what actually works in schools and is the culmination of over 30 years work, synthesizing over 95,000 studies involving more than 300 million students globally.

It is for every practising teacher, school administrator, and education researcher. 

John Hattie explains what Visible Learning means

Author John Hattie introduces the Visible Learning project and then goes on to explain the value of feedback in the classroom.

How does visible learning benefit teachers?

It enables teachers to see the effects of what they do in the classroom so that they can increase their impact and make a real difference to their students. Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.

How does visible learning benefit school leaders?

It helps school leaders to improve performance across their school by empowering their teachers to take an enhanced role so that they become evaluators of their own teaching.  

What is the Visible Learning Series?

Based on over 30 years of research, this evidence-based series of 8 books provides complete coverage of all facets of visible learning. When the original Visible Learning research was first published in November 2008, it represented the culmination of 20 years work for John Hattie and became an instant bestseller. Douglas Reeves, the founder of the Leadership and Learning Center in the USA, described it as “the most important contribution to educational research and practice in decades". Since then, John has partnered with other experts to explain how Visible Learning can best be applied in the classroom and how it can shape learning in other environments. They represent an amazing journey, but there is still much to do!

 

Visible Learning Series


Visible Learning Guide to Student Achievement

Visible Learning Guide to Student Achievement

Written by  teachers working with researchers to incorporate the latest evidence from psychology and neuroscience, it explains how our growing understanding of the brain can be applied to improve cognitive performance and attainment, foster a love of learning and enable a healthy and productive approach to personal development - improving the learning outcomes for all. 

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Visible Learning Insights

Visible Learning Insights

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.

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Visible Learning: Feedback

Visible Learning Feedback

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.

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Visible Learning for Teachers

Visible Learning for Teachers

Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world

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10 Mindframes for Visible Learning

10 Mindframes for Visible Learning

The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need to adopt in order to maximize student success.

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Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn

Visible Learning and the Science of Learning explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter basis for essay writing or staff development.

 

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Visible Learning into Action

Visible Learning into Action

Visible Learning into Action takes the next step in the evolving Visible Learning story. It translates one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed education research projects ever undertaken into case studies of actual success stories, implementing John Hattie’s ideas in the classrooms of schools all around the world.

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Other Books by John Hattie


The Purposes of Education

The Purposes of Education: A Conversation Between John Hattie and Steen Nepper Larsen

This wide-ranging, entertaining and informative book uses the framework of Hattie's world famous research to explore the vital questions around education and the development of students in a learning society.

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The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession

The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession:Growing Expertise and Evaluative Thinking 

This book aims to present the factors needed to affect real change for school systems, in classrooms, and in the teaching profession.

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