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Professor John Hattie

Speaker Summary

World-renowned, award-winning education researcher and best-selling author, Professor John Hattie has been closely examining what works best in student learning and achievement for the better part of 30 years. All of this has culminated in his ground-breaking research masterpiece, Visible Learning, a data-driven meta-analyses of 90,000 studies and over 300 million students, that proves once and for all what actually works for learners. His list of accolades and awards is almost as exhaustive, but John is more than deserving of every bit of that praise. We are delighted to work with him once again, as he unveils the top 10 most impactful learning strategies for 2021.

Areas of Expertise

Visible Learning – Leadership – Learning Technology – Whole-School Improvement

Full Profile

Over the years, Professor John Hattie has authored over 38 books, published and presented over 1200 research papers, supervised over 200 theses students to completion, and keynoted at more than 350 conferences. It is no wonder that Professor Hattie was once called “possibly the world’s most influential education academic” by the Times Educational Supplement. Currently, he is Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, and Chair of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leaders.

His most recognized work is his Visible Learning research, the culmination of nearly 30 years of examining what works best for student learning and achievement. The Visible Learning research synthesizes more than 1,500 meta-analyses, including more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. Through this profound research and in partnership with Corwin, he has also developed Visible Learningplus, a professional development programme aimed at translating the ground-breaking research into impactful and evidence-driven classroom practice. Find out more about Visible Learningplus here.

He was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as Highly Commended in the BearingPoint Awards for Innovation in Technology. He has also been awarded with the “Order of Merit for New Zealand” for services to education by the New Zealand Government.


His most notable publications include:
- Visible Learning
- Visible Learning for Teachers
- Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn
- Visible Learning into Action
- 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning.

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