Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning

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Bloomsbury USA, Sep 18, 1999 - Education - 352 pages
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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.

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Guy Claxton is Visiting Professor in Psychology and Education, and Director of the Research Programme on Culture and Learning in Organizations (CLIO), at the University of Bristol. He is the author of thirteen published books, the latest being Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind. He has lectured widely on learning in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and his articles have appeared in the Times Educational Supplement, and New Scientist, among others.

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