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Guy Claxton

Guy Claxton is Emeritus Professor at Winchester University and Visiting Professor of Education at King’s College London. He has previously taught and researched at Oxford University, Bristol University, and the University of London Institute of Education, and is an internationally renowned cognitive scientist. Guy’s books include Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind; Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning; The Wayward Mind; and Intelligence in the Flesh. Recent books on education include What’s the Point of School?; Building Learning Power; and, with Bill Lucas and others, New Kinds of Smart; The Learning Powered School; and Educating Ruby. Guy’s Building Learning Power approach to teaching is widely used in all kinds of schools across the UK, as well as in Poland, Dubai, Indonesia, India, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Argentina.

Read Guy and Bill’s featured article on the TES web page discussing Educating Ruby.

Read Guy’s interview with The Telegraph May 2015.

Click here to watch Guy’s introduction to The Learning Power Approach.

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Publications by Guy Claxton

Educating Ruby

Forewords by Professor Tanya Byron and Octavius Black. …

The Learning Power Approach

In The Learning Power Approach: Teaching learners to teach themselves…

Powering Up Students

Guy Claxton and Graham Powell’s Powering Up Students details the…

Powering Up Children

In Powering Up Children Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness…