What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education (Paperback)
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Short Description for What's the Point of School? Guiding readers past the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams, this book 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.
- Published: 24 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781851686032 ISBN 10: 1851686037
- Sales rank: 18,073
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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.