Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement
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 – 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.
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Review: Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to AchievementUser Review - Mad Leon - Goodreads
This is a challenging book to read. There are many good points, especially about the effectiveness of specific teacher interventions and strategies, but it is simply dull. To appeal to a wider ... Read full review
Review: Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to AchievementUser Review - Vicki Nelson - Goodreads
John Hattie explains that research shows reducing class sizes does not necessarily lead to improved achievement for students - teachers need to adjust their teaching styles for that improvement to happen. However, he thinks that raising class sizes is not clever policy - take that Hekia Parata! Read full review
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Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement
No preview available - 2009