Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning
A new science of learning is emerging and Guy Claxton is at the forefront. It was recently thought that one's learning was a matter of intelligence, or of how hard one tried and that the differences in achievement were due to "ability" or "effort". Widespread attitudes to learning currently disable rather than enable because they concentrate almost exclusively on conscious reason. This new science of learning tells us that everyone's learning power can be enormously increased. Good learners need to know when to mull and drift, as well as when to be analytical and focussed. The methods that Claxton advocates allows the individual to be comfortable with uncertainty, teaching the individual to rely on resourcefulness, resilience and reflection: qualities we have need for learning and growing into the future.