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Visible Learning: Seeing the Unknown or Knowing the Unseen

The foundation of learning starts with knowing the student’s prior knowledge and understanding.  And to determine if learning has occurred, one must know the student’s new knowledge and understanding. John Hattie coined the term “Visible Learning” to strongly emphasize the need to make learning apparent. The most effective teachers know their students and make learning visible so as to continually adjust both their teaching and their expectations of learning.  Through interactive team-based activities, we will be focusing on the “three” knows. 1. Know what the student already knows 2. Know what a successful teaching intervention should look like, and, 3. Know thy impact (i.e. did you achieve the learning you expected, why or why not.)  It’s an iterative process for creating highly effective teachers in any setting. Skeptics are welcome.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Remember, understand and apply the basics of Visible Learning (John Hattie)
  • Know what the learner already knows
  • Know thy own impact on the student’s learning

Presented by
Stephen M. Breneman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Anesthesia Informatics
Enterprise Clinical Informaticist representing Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

To register for this workshop, please email

Faculty, Staff, Residents and Students are invited to attend this seminar.

ACCREDITATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CERTIFICATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1. 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, CEL 2-7520
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education



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Continuing Education Credits

1. 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)

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