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Description - What's the Point of School? by Guy Claxton

With 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 Details

ISBN: 9781851686032
ISBN-10: 1851686037
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 146mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Guy Claxton

Professor Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, learning and the brain in both business and education. He is Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol, and the author and editor of over 20 books on learning and creativity. He lives in Devon and Bristol.

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