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What's the point of school? : rediscovering the heart of education

Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, imp. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Claxton
ISBN: 1851686037 9781851686032
OCLC Number: 955518153
Description: xiv, 210 p. ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Guy Claxton.

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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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