About Visible Learning
What works best for Learners
Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. According to John Hattie Visible Learning and Teaching occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.
Visible Learning was introduced by John Hattie in his groundbreaking meta study Visible Learning (2009). Hattie compared effect sizes of many aspects that influence learning outcomes. Hattie points out that in education most things work. The question is which ones work best and where to concentrate our efforts.
When John Hattie’s first book Visible Learning was published in 2009 the Times Educational Supplement talked of nothing less than the “holy grail of education“. For an interview with John Hattie in 2012 TES titled “He’s not the messiah… but for many policymakers he comes close.” At least since he has published his follow up Visible Learning for Teachers (2012) that focuses on the underlying story behind the data. One of the main aspects of Visible Learning is a new understanding of the enhanced role of teachers: Teachers are most successful when they become evaluators of their own teaching.