Visible Learners (Paperback)

Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools

By Mara Krechevsky, Ben Mardell, Melissa Rivard

Jossey-Bass, 9781118345696, 185pp.

Publication Date: May 20, 2013

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A progressive, research-based approach for making learningvisible

Based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, VisibleLearners highlights learning through interpreting objects andartifacts, group learning, and documentation to make students'learning evident to teachers. Visible classrooms are committed tofive key principles: that learning is purposeful, social, emotional, empowering, and representational. The book includesvisual essays, key practices, classroom and examples.

  • Show how to make learning happen in relation to others, sparkemotional connections, give students power over their learning, andexpress ideas in multiple ways
  • Illustrate Reggio-inspired principles and approaches viaquotes, photos, student and teacher reflections, and examples ofstudent work
  • Offer a new way to enhance learning using progressive, research-based practices for increasing collaboration and criticalthinking in and outside the classroom

Visible Learners asks that teachers look beyondsurface-level to understand who students are, what they come toknow, and how they come to know it.

About the Author

Mara Krechevsky is a senior researcher at Project Zero atthe Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ben Mardell, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Lesley University and a formerresearcher at Project Zero.Melissa Rivard is a senior researcher and visual mediaspecialist at Project Zero.Daniel Wilson, Ed.D., is a principal investigator andlecturer at Project Zero.