Sunday, March 6, 2016

John Hattie and Deb Masters at Seisen

On Friday and Saturday 4-5 March, Seisen had the privilege of hosting JASCD's Spring Conference. JASCD is the Japanese affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

The presenters for the conference were Professor John Hattie and Deb Masters. Professor Hattie's research and meta analyses have had a profound impact on schools and he works, together with his Visible Learning team, with governments and policy makers around the world to positively impact student learning.

Ms. Sheila, Deb Masters, Ms. Sandra and Professor John Hattie 
On Friday teachers from international schools across Japan worked together to explore Hattie's Model of Learning to guide planning of teaching and learning to ensure students progress from surface to deep levels of understanding.
Participants from international schools across Japan came together during the JASCD Conference

On Saturday Professor Hattie gave a Keynote on the ranking of influences related to learning. He talked about the reasons underpinning these influences and what we can be doing in our schools to measure our own impact on student learning and progress. We then explored the SOLO taxonomy as a way of planning for surface-to-deep learning.
Professor John Hattie delivering a Keynote at Seisen
We are excited to apply what we learnt at the workshop to our own practice and to measure our own impact on student learning. We would like to extend our thanks to JASCD board members (including our very own Mollie McAllister) for organising such an engaging event. Thank you also to John Hattie and Deb Masters for this inspiring professional development session.

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