It is hard to believe that it has taken this long to both post and create a page on our blog dedicated to the work of Professor John Hattie and his Visible Learning team, but it is here…at last! ‘Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching. Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.’ As John Hattie’s mantra reads ‘Know thy impact!’
As quoted from the Visible Learning website, ‘John Hattie claims that “the major argument in his book [Visible Learning for Teachers] underlying powerful impacts in our schools relates to how we think! It is a set of mind frames that underpin our every action and decision in a school; it is a belief that we are evaluators, change agents, adaptive learning experts, seekers of feedback about our impact, engaged in dialogue and challenge, and developers of trust with all, and that we see opportunity in error, and are keen to spread the message about the power, fun, and impact that we have on learning.”
John Hattie believes “that teachers and school leaders who develop these ways of thinking are more likely to have major impacts on student learning.” Take a look at the excellent video below made by Cheryl Reynolds, a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, where she has put together John Hattie’s eight mind frames in an effective animation.
Hattie’s 8 Mind Frames
- My fundamental task is to evaluate the effect of my teaching on students’ learning and achievement.
- The success and failure of my students’ learning is about what I do or don’t do. I am a change agent.
- I want to talk more about learning than teaching.
- Assessment is about my impact.
- I teach through dialogue not monologue.
- I enjoy the challenge and never retreat to “doing my best”.
- It’s my role to develop positive relationships in class and staffrooms.
- I inform all about the language of learning.
To find out more about the influential work of John Hattie visit our Visible Learning page.