18 May 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

At least five globally common features of education policies and reform principles have been employed to try to improve the quality of education and fix the apparent problems in public education systems.Lessons from Finland (Pasi Sahlberg) help you to kill 99.9% of GERMs. Read more here.

06 May 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Education is on the cusp of revolution, lessons are losing the boundaries and strict divisions of subject and we see positive outcomes with this. But as Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers discuss, it cannot be a dotted endorsement among 'early adopter' schools. The whosystem must change. 

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30 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain.  and  explain a better way forward for everyone 

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13 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Policymakers are being forced to rethink the role of such assessments in public education as growing resistance builds to traditional testing. Not all countries have such high stakes testing but serve to develop children who are deeper thinkers instead; Finland is one such example. Students, parents and teacher unions voices as stakeholders should be included in educaton policy. Read the implications here.

08 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Recent scientific insights into stress, cognition, memory and attention, are bringing more radical thinking in many countries, as they are rethinking their traditional end of year testing regimes. Read more here.

07 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

John Hattie speaks about how to create excellence in schools by indicating what he means by “high-impact” schools that develop the whole child...

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07 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Education systems are changing-student experiences are learning about things that will have a positive impact on people. New measures of success require a big changes in relationships. Maria Langworthy shares what she has seen around the world as education systems transform through the use of new pedagogies. Read more here.

01 Apr 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Finland (Pasi Sahlberg) shows that rather than get “best and the brightest” into teaching, it is better to design initial teacher education in a way that will get the best from young people who have natural passion to teach for life. Read more here.

25 Mar 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

Stuart Lord talks about the arguments around John Hattie, and what is the basis for so much of the divide. Read the full debate here 

23 Mar 2015 in Visible Learning for Education Systems

According to John Hattie, homework has a much greater effect size for secondary students than primary students. Read why the state of New South Wales in Australia is rethinking their stance on homework here.

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