Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement

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Overview

The world’s most powerful research on the practices that improve learning in schools

John Hattie’s groundbreaking book is the result of 15 years’ research synthesizing over 800 meta-analyses relating to influences on student achievement. This book uses evidence to construct a model for teaching and learning based on the power of teachers and effective feedback. Readers will learn the importance of:

  • Understanding how factors in the home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies influence student achievement
  • Setting challenging learning intentions
  • Being clear about what success means
  • Developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415476188
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 38,341
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Hattie has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. His research interests are based on applying measurement models to education problems. He is president of the International Test Commission, served as advisor to various Ministers, chaired the NZ performance based research fund, and in the last Queens Birthday awards was made “Order of Merit for New Zealand” for services to education. He is a cricket umpire and coach, enjoys being a Dad to his young men, besotted with his dogs, and moved with his wife as she attained a promotion to Melbourne. Learn more about his research at www.corwin.com/visiblelearning.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Challenge
2. The Nature of the Evidence: A Synthesis of Meta-Analyses
3. The Argument: Visible Teaching and Visible Learning
4. The Contributions From the Student
5. The Contributions From the Home
6. The Contributions From the School
7. The Contributions From the Teacher
8. The Contributions From the Curricula
9. The Contributions From Teaching Approaches: Part I
10. The Contributions From Teaching Approaches: Part II
11. Bringing It All Together
Appendix A: The Meta-Analyses by Topic
Appendix B: The Meta-Analyses by Rank Order
Bibliography
Index

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

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    Worth every cent!

    A book that encompasses studies in student achievement en masse. Allows you to review and reflect on a wide range of researched basef strategies and how they match up against each other. For teachers and administration

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