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Factors that have a positive and negative impact on learning by John Hattie

Certain factors have a positive impact on a child's learning; some factors have a negative impact, and some factors have virtually no impact at all. 

Please take a look at the chart below that was produced by John Hattie.


Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. John Hattie became known to a wider public with his two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for teachers. Visible Learning is a synthesis of more than 800 meta-studies covering more than 80 million students.  According to John Hattie Visible Learning is the result of 15 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. The Times Educational Supplement once called him “possibly the world’s most influential education academic”.


I hope you find this information useful. I personally think it is intriguing and surprising in equal measure!