What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education

What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education

Guy Claxton
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Author:  Guy Claxton
Condition:  Used, Very Good
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  224
Publisher:  Oneworld Publications
Year:  2008
ISBN:  9781851686032

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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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