Expanding the capacity to learn
- Why do we need to think differently about education?
- What does research say about learning?
- Is all this learning to learn just a throw back to the 1960’s?
- Is there some important thinking going on … about learning?
- Expanding the capacity to learn – Professor Guy Claxton
- The paper was given as the keynote speech by Professor Guy Claxton to the British Educational Research Association conference in September 2006.
- It offers a swift overview of why young people need to experience a deeper approach to learning in preparation for an increasingly complex life in the 21st Century.
- Note especially the section entitled ‘So how might we do it?’, exploring and explaining the extent of educational change. It offers a sense of the scope of the issues and how they might be addressed.
- What does this mean for my school, my subject, my teaching?
- Would this be worth the effort for our students?
- Which aspects of this paper really ‘spoke’ to me?
- What needs to happen now…as a result of this new thinking