How Students Learn

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How Students Learn


There is a science to learning and we are finding out more and more about what works best to make a difference for our learners. During this course, participants will be introduced to the science behind how we learn through a research-based model of learning developed by Professor Hattie and his colleagues from the Melbourne University Education Research Institute and the Science of Learning Research Centre.

Participants will consider how learning strategies can be used to maximise the skill, the will and the thrill of learning and what strategies work best at the surface, deep and transfer phases of learning.

This course is focused on strengthening educator competency in

  • describing how students learn using the Model of Learning
  • selecting strategies that work best at the surface, deep and transfer phases of learning


Leave this course with...

  • practical examples, insights and strategies to reflect on and use in your own practice. This day is suitable for educators interested in understanding how students learn regardless of age or stage of development.
  • a supporting resource with further readings and material to assist next steps


This course connects with the SkillsFuture for Educators prioritised area of practice relating to differentiated instruction through the lens of How Student Learn research by determining high impact instructional strategies that work best at different stages of learning to develop students with different strengths and needs.

This course is one of a series of courses. Attend one or attend all courses to explore ways of translating new and relevant research into practice.

Click to find out more about the related courses below:



The Presenters


Professor John Hattie

John HattieProfessor John Hattie is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. Over the years, he 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. Currently, he is a 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.

His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning into Action, Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12, and 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning.


Ms Vania Tiatto

Vania TiattoVania is the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin Australia (a global professional learning organisation). Working closely with system and school leaders, teachers and subject matter experts, Vania provides leadership in design, implementation and evaluation of quality professional learning services in a wide range of modalities.

With a career in the field of education for over 25 years, Vania has worked across different sectors in education at local, state, national and international levels. Her roles have included school principal, instructional leader, teacher and leader coach, consultant, classroom teacher and instructional designer.

Vania has extensive experience in successfully leading organisational improvement, designing and implementing professional learning for educators at scale, strategic planning and project management, facilitation of adult learning, leadership development and teacher and leader coaching.

She is deeply committed to partnering with educators to continually improve teaching and learning to ensure success for all learners.



Registration Details


Topic: How Students Learn

Presenters: Professor John Hattie and Ms Vania Tiatto

Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Singapore Time GMT+8

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing Date: 29 October 2021 Friday

Workshop Fee: S$199.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST.

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Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster-Based Workshop Registration:

Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.