There’s a sobering game I’d like you to play. Think back to the start of the academic year and see if you can remember all the new initiatives and programs that you (and your school) signed up for. Maybe take a moment to write them
In June, the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory published “A Critique of John Hattie’s Theory of Visible Learning” by Thomas Aastrup Rømer. To quote from the paper’s abstract:
First, I argue that the theory is a theory of evaluation that denies education as such. Second, I show that there are
The following is an excerpt from “As Good As Gold? Why We Focus on the Wrong Drivers in Education,” the first in the new series of Gold Papers by John Hattie and Arran Hamilton. Read an earlier excerpt, “The Limits of Lesson Observation.”
High-stakes assessment has
The following is an excerpt from “Towards Education 3.0: The Changing Goalposts for Education” by Chris Goldspink & Robert Kay. To download the full white paper and others in the Corwin Educator Series, click here.
There is no shortage of experts when it comes to education. Unlike other professions or occupations,
2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of John Hattie’s extensive database of educational research, Visible Learning. Since its publication, there have been many comments, conversations and critiques of the research methodology and key findings. Some conversations have focused on the meta-analysis itself and seen the research
Starting to implement something new is difficult in its own right; sustaining and deepening that implementation brings on additional layers of complexity. The good news is that it can all be done with the right focus and mindset. Visible Learning is a body of research
Researchers must treat their findings with ruthless objectivity to avoid dreaded “cargo cults.” And educators should consider doing the same.
Back in 1960, the great British filmmaker David Attenborough visited Tanna Island in the South Pacific to document the lives of the islanders. What he witnessed
Just Google “growth mindset” and it won’t take long to uncover the storm of controversy over this popular theory. It’s well-known by now that several studies have shown that mindset has a low effect size of 0.19 (Nottingham, 2018). Proponents say mindset is being done wrong; the opposition
While the Visible Learning research has been spread all over the world and has been transforming schools and the way we teach, we can’t be blind to the questions and criticisms that have also arisen from that spotlight.
I’d like to take this opportunity to address
How often have you heard the words “research-based” used in your presence? Are you tired of hearing them? If you often drop those words in a conversation, are you sure you are using them correctly? Have you read the research, or just merely looked at