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Visible Learning : A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement - John Hattie

Visible Learning

A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

Paperback Published: 18th November 2008
ISBN: 9780415476188
Number Of Pages: 382

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This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning.

A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers a " an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand.

Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

PrefaceChapter 1 The challengeChapter 2 The nature of the evidence: A synthesis of meta-analysesChapter 3 The argument: Visible teaching and visible learningChapter 4: The contributions from the studentChapter 5 The contributions from the homeChapter 6 The contributions from the schoolChapter 7 The contributions from the teacherChapter 8 The contributions from the curriculaChapter 9 The contributions from teaching approaches IChapter 10 The contributions from teaching approaches IIChapter 11 Bringing it all togetherAppendix A: The meta-analyses by topicAppendix B: The meta-analyses by rank orderBibliography

ISBN: 9780415476188
ISBN-10: 0415476186
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 18th November 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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John Hattie

About the Author


Professor John Hattie is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with over 25 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of over 25 years synthesizing more than 1,500 meta-analyses comprising more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible LearningVisible Learning for TeachersVisible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, and Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

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