RESEARCH THAT HAS SHAPED OUR APPROACH

The effectiveness of the AVID program’s strategies and underlying philosophy has been researched and evaluated over several decades. The AVID approach is informed by research including:

  • Carol Dweck’s ‘Growth Mindset’ (the ability to learn is not fixed)
  • Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy to classify thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity
  • Arthur Costa’s 16 ‘Habits of Mind’ to process information and, more importantly, act on it effectively
  • Lev Vygotsky’s ‘Social Development Theory’ where teachers facilitate students’ role in their own learning
  • John Dewey’s learning through a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Abraham Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ motivation theory
  • And many more evidence-based strategies.

https://avidaustralia.edu.au/research-and-impact/

OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND EFFECTIVENESS ARE INFORMED AND VALIDATED BY CONTINUOUS RESEARCH

  • The AVID Effect
  • AVID WICOR and Marzano comparison table
  • AVID for Higher Education Collaborative Teaching & Learning
  • The Cornell Note-taking System
  • Exploring the Relationship between AVID Professional Development and Teacher Leadership (Teacher Journal 2008)
  • Marzano-CRISS-AVID Cross MatrixOrganization
  • AVID for Higher Education WICOR Toolbox – Vocabulary Acquisition Review of Literature
  • Reading for Academic Success & Writing to Learn

Research that validates our work/approach

AVID Australia data and statistics