Visible learning is all about children taking ownership for their learning.
Visible Learning is the result of the research undertaken by John Hattie to understand what provides the most success in learning. It is based on over 68,000 studies and 25 million students. John Hattie defines Visible Learners as students who can:
As a staff we have spent time actively discussing what the dispositions are that students need to be successful learners. We decided on the following: management, innovation, ownership, persistence and reflection. To make them more interesting, we devised them as Super Powers.
Students also need to know what they are learning, and what is needed in the task to make them successful. These are known as :
Learning Intentions or
WALT (We are learning to....)
Success Criteria or WILF (What I'm looking for....)
We believe that our students can embrace learning challenges by developing a
Growth Mindset which sets them on the road to reach even higher levels of achievement.
Positive learning dispositions
To view the PowerPoint that was presented at our Visible Learning Information Parent sessions, please click on the link to open:
Visible Learning at St Bernards Parent Info.ppsx
There are many resources to support parents and teachers to implement Visible Learning successfully.
Here are just a few:
5 Parenting Strategies to Develop a Growth Mindset
The Learning Myth
Professor Carol Dweck 'Teaching a growth mindset'
Videos to watch with the children:
"Never Say Can't" - Jennifer Bricker
One Thousand Steps
Keep Moving Forward - Meet the Robinsons