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    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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    Title
    What's the Point of School?
    Subtitle
    Rediscovering the Heart of Education
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guy Claxton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781851686032
    ISBN 10: 1851686037
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: LB
    B&T General Subject: 340
    DC22: 370
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A37060000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    B&T Approval Code: A37202000
    DC22: 370.1
    BISAC V2.8: EDU003000
    BIC subject category V2: JN
    Thema V1.0: JN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Oneworld Publications
    Imprint name
    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    24 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "This inspirational book will be of interest to all parents and teachers. It should find its way on to the reading lists of our teacher and training courses and become compulsory reading for any politician connected to our education system." Oxford Times "The book has much worth, not least for its eloquent and powerful critique of today's educational malaise." Ink Pellet "This brilliant book shows the way, as its subtitle puts it, that we can rediscover the heart of education." Scientific and Medical Network