Reading Visible Learning for Teachers by John Hattie, one lovely comment about challenge and the relativeness of the task.

Challenge is a relative term – relative to a student’s current performance and understanding, and relative to the success criteria deriving from the learning intention. The challenge should not be so difficult that the goal is seen as unattainable….rather teachers and students must be able to see a pathway to attaining the challenging goal.

Key words?

  • Relative
  • Current performance
  • Current understanding
  • Relative to success criteria
  • Not unattainable
  • Pathway