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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


Published: 18th November 2008
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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: 392
Published: 18th November 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1