Blind Spots in Visible Learning 

22 February 2017
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Burwood Corporate Centre

Associate Professor Hanne Knudsen (Aarhus University, Denmark) raises the question "What fades out when visible learning gains ground?” in the latest REDI Seminar Series.

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When John Hattie gave a talk at a conference in Denmark last November, he said "For whatever reasons, this part of the world has been the most involved in implementing the whole visible learning work in schools."

Visible learning as a professional development program has really gained ground in Danish schools. At the same time, the educational research community seems to either ignore or reject visible learning.

Through a systems’ theoretical functional analysis (rather parallel to Bacchi’s ‘what’s the problem represented to be?’ approach), Hanne asks how problem and solution are distinguished in visible learning. She also draws upon a historical context of Danish educational discourses in order to point out which questions cannot be posed within the frame of visible learning.

Associate Professor Hanne Knudsen

Hanne Knudsen is an associate professor in educational management in the Department of Education, at Aarhus University, Denmark. Hanne analyses new social technologies, practices and discourses that emerge in educational settings and how these put basic categories like citizen, welfare, profession, responsibility and community at stake. Hanne does various kinds of field work in educational settings, and her main theoretical inspiration comes from Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Niklas Luhmann.

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Date and time

Wednesday 22 February 2017
3.00pm - 4.00pm


Burwood Corporate Centre
Deakin University
Level 2, Building BC
221 Burwood Highway

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Research for Educational Impact (REDI)
+61 3 9246 8185
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