Dr. John Hattie – Professor of Education, Auckland University, New Zealand
Evaluation Cafe: Monday, May 4, 2009
This unique and groundbreaking book is the result of 15 years of research and synthesizes more than 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 was 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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