What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education (Paperback)
  • What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education (Paperback)

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

Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 10/07/2008
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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.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851686032
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 225 x 146 x 18 mm

"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 *

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