Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

  • 5h 8m
  • John Hattie
  • Taylor and Francis
  • 2018

In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.

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. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom.

This book:

  • links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation
  • champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up
  • offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement
  • includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution
  • now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900
  • comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management.

Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; ‘how do we maximise achievement in our schools?’

About the Author

John Hattie is Professor and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia and honorary Professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of Visible Learning and co-author of Intelligence and Intelligence Testing, both published by Routledge.

In this Book

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Visible learning inside
  • The source of the ideas
  • Teachers—the major players in the education process
  • Preparing the lesson
  • Starting the lesson
  • The flow of the lesson—learning
  • The flow of the lesson—the place of feedback
  • The end of the lesson
  • Mind frames of teachers, school leaders, and systems
  • References
  • Checklist for ‘visible learning inside’
  • The 900+ meta-analyses
  • A list of influences on achievement
  • Rankings and effect sizes of program influences from the end-of-chapter exercises
  • Calculating effect sizes
  • The Irving Student Evaluation of Accomplished Teaching Scale