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Making Learning Visible: The Sequel - Professor John Hattie

Professor John Hattie

Laureate Professor Emeritus

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The University of Melbourne


Date: May 10, 2023 (Wednesday) Time: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm (HKT)

Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, HKU

Language: English

Making Learning Visible
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Powerful Pedagogy Post Pandemics


It has been 15 years since Professor John Hattie’s work on Visible Learning (VL) was published investigating the greatest influences on the learning lives of students. The Sequel is based on almost three times more meta-analyses, the VL programme has been introduced into over 10,000 schools, and the Sequel delves deeper into the explanation that discriminates the higher compared to lower influences. The session will discuss the importance of educator expertise, evaluative thinking, intentionally aligning teaching with the depth of complexity within lessons, and ensuring schools are seen by students as inviting, safe, and fair to make errors, learn with peers, and where they have great teachers by design not by chance.

About the Speaker Professor John Hattie is Laureate Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Australian Institute for Teachers and Learners, and Co-director of the Hattie Family Foundation. Professor Hattie's work is internationally acclaimed. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors that improve student learning. Professor Hattie’s Visible Learning research is based on 400 million students and he continues to update this research. He has published and presented over 1,500 papers, and supervised 200 thesis students, and 60 books – including 24 on Visible Learning.

Professor Hattie was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, is a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and the American Psychological Association.


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