Thursday, April 04, 2013

Thursday Interview: John Hattie on What Actually Works in Schools to Improve Learning

Join me Thursday, April 4th, for a live and interactive conversation with John Hattie, author of the internationally acclaimed books Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement and Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning.  His work is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors which improve student learning, and involve "more than 80 million students from around the world and bringing together 50,000 smaller studies."

The study found "positive teacher-student interaction is the most important factor in effective teaching." We'll talk about the implications from his work, how it's been received, and what educators can do to implement "visible learning."

Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.
Recording:  A full Blackboard Collaborate recording is at and an audio mp3 recording is at
Mightybell:  A Mightybell space with interview resources and to continue the conversation is at

John Hattie has been "Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. His research interests include performance indicators and evaluation in education, as well as creativity measurement and models of teaching and learning. He is a proponent of evidence based quantitative research methodologies on the influences on student achievement. Prior to his move to the University of Melbourne, Hattie was a member of the independent advisory group reporting to the New Zealand's Minister of Education on the national standards in reading, writing and maths for all primary school children in New Zealand." (From Wikipedia.)


  1. Anonymous2:01 PM

    Where is the recording?

  2. Having trouble with the Publish program for Bb Collaborate, having to downgrade Java in order to publish, and have been traveling to trying to figure it out! Sorry for the delay.


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