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Links to Visible Learning

Links to Visible Learning

Visible Learning is a concept created by John Hattie in which effect sizes of the influence of teaching on learning outcomes were compared. In Hattie’s theory, most things in education tend to work, how effective they are and where teachers should focus their efforts is the key to visible learning.

When looking at effect sizes the greatest influence on student learning is feedback. Throughout the EQO program students will have the opportunity to self-evaluate by completing a progress pass at the end of each lesson. This progress pass provides students with an opportunity to reflect on their learning as well as provide feedback to their teacher.

Another cohesive link to Visible Learning concepts is the use of learning intentions and success criteria. At the beginning of each EQO lesson students are made explicitly aware of what they will be learning this lesson, and how to measure whether or not they’ve been successful. Making learning visible in this way allows students to maintain a clear understanding of their progress and focus on achievable goals throughout the duration of the program.

One main aspect of Visible Learning is understanding the role of teachers as evaluators. We are most successful when we become evaluators of the teaching that happens in our classroom. Through the explicit learning intentions and success criteria, as well as the use of the progress pass, teachers can continuously monitor the effectiveness of both the learning and the teachers in their classroom.