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Bill Lucas

Professor Bill Lucas is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning. With Guy Claxton he created the Expansive Education Network: a group of teacher researchers who share a common view of the goals of education. These goals are outlined in Bill and Guy’s seminal book, Educating Ruby. Bill is also co-chair of the new 2021 PISA test of creative thinking, a member of the LEGO Foundation’s advisory board and an adviser to Australia’s Mitchell Institute.

Real World Learning at the University of Winchester.

Building Learning Power with The Learning Organisation.

Read an interview with Bill in The Gloucester Citizen.

Read Guy and Bill’s featured article in the TES discussing Educating Ruby.

Read Bill’s article in FE Week.

Click here to read Bill’s blog.

UKEdChat Podcast - Episode 13 - Teaching Creative Thinking.

Click here to read Bill Lucas’ interview in Nursery World.

Click here to read Bill Lucas’ article - ‘Teaching creative thinking: Advice and examples’.

Click here to read another article by Bill Lucas - ‘Why knowledge isn’t enough’.

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Publications by Bill Lucas

Teaching Creative Thinking

Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing Learners Who Generate Ideas and Can…

Developing Tenacity

Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer’s Developing Tenacity: Teaching learners how…


We have reached a turning point in our development as…

Educating Ruby

Forewords by Professor Tanya Byron and Octavius Black. …