What's the Point of School? Rediscovering the Heart of Education, by Claxton, Guy
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- ISBN: 9781851686032 | 1851686037
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 9/8/2008
"With their emphasis on regurgitated knowledge and stressful exams, today's schools are actually doing more harm than good. Guiding readers past the tired debates about examination overload and dumbed-down lessons, Guy Claxton proves that education's first priority should be to create enthusiastic learners who can thrive in our complicated and dynamic world - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table." "Blending down-to-earth examples with the latest advances in brain science, Claxton rescues school from the scrap heap, and suggests a host of ways to help students learn how to think for themselves. What's the Point of School? charts the development of this sea-change in education and makes an irresistible case for its urgent implementation on a national - indeed global - scale. Written with passion, wit, and authority, this brilliant book will inspire teachers, parents, and readers of all backgrounds to foster in the next generation the confident spirit of adventure they so obviously need."--BOOK JACKET.