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10 Steps to Develop Great Learners

10 Steps to Develop Great Learners
Visible Learning for Parents

First Edition

March 2022 | Corwin

What can parents and caregivers do to ensure their children develop great learning habits that will help them achieve their maximum at school and in life? This is probably one of the most important questions any parent can ask, and now John Hattie, one of the most respected and renowned education researchers in the world, draws on his globally famous Visible Learning research to provide some answers.

Writing this book with his son Kyle, himself a respected teacher, the Hatties offer a 10-step plan to nurture curiosity and intellect and provide a home environment that encourages and values learning. These simple steps, based on the strongest of research evidence and packed full of practical advice, can be followed by any parent or caregiver to support and enhance learning and maximize the potential of their children. Areas covered include:

  • Communicating effectively with teachers
  •  Being the ‘first learner’ and demonstrating openness to new ideas and thinking
  •  Choosing the right school for your child
  •  Promoting the ‘language of learning’
  •  Having appropriately high expectations and understanding the power of feedback

Anyone concerned with the education and development of our children should read this book. For parents, it is an essential guide that could make a vital difference to your child's life. For schools, school leaders, and educators, this is a book you should be encouraging every parent to read to support learning and maximize opportunities for all.

John Hattie

John Hattie, PhD, is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly thirty years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly thirty years synthesizing more than 2,100 meta-analyses comprising more than one hundred thousand studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over three hundred international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his... More About Author

Kyle Hattie

Kyle Hattie is a Year 6 Teacher at Harvest Primary school (1000 students in north Melbourne).  He has taught at all levels of primary school in NZ and Victoria, specialised in innovative learning environments, and was an acting Assistant Principal of Stonefields in Auckland. He is elected into the Exemplary Teaching Program, has been a Learning Specialist, and coordinated teachers in  “The nature of learning” project to identify students and teachers conceptions of learning, leading a team in developing the school’s 7 Learning Dispositions, and now integrating into the schools model of teaching and learning.  He has been... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071886991