What's the Point of School?
Rediscovering the Heart of Education
By (author) Guy Claxton
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What's the Point of School? by Guy Claxton
Book DescriptionWith their emphasis on regurgitated knowledge and stressful exams, today's schools actually do more harm than good. Guiding readers past the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams, Claxton proves that education's key responsibility should be to create enthusiastic learners who will go on to thrive as adults in a swiftly-changing, dynamic world. Students must be encouraged to sharpen their wits, ask questions, and think for themselves - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table. Blending down-to-earth examples with the latest advances in brain science, and written with passion, wit, and authority, this brilliant book will inspire teachers, parents, and readers of all backgrounds to join a practical revolution and foster in the next generation a natural curiosity and the spirit of adventure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851686032
(225mm x 146mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Guy Claxton
Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, learning, and the brain. He is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester, and the author and editor of over twenty books on learning and creativity, including the best-selling Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less.
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