Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist with a long-standing passion for bringing the mind sciences to bear on the improvement of schools. His main research interest is in the expandability of human intelligence in all its forms: intellectual, practical, social, emotional and spiritual. His latest academic book is Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks, published by Yale University Press. His research has impacted on education through a series of books that include What's the Point of School?, Building Learning Power, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning, and (with Bill Lucas) New Kinds of Smart and Expansive Education. His latest book, The Learning Power Approach: Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves, with a foreword by Professor Carol Dweck, was published worldwide in November 2017. His Building Learning Power approach has been influential in schools in many countries including Ireland, Poland, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Chile, as well as throughout the UK. Guy is a much sought-after international speaker, being a regular keynote speaker at the famous International Conferences on Thinking.
Guy has a ‘double first’ in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, and a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from Oxford. He has been Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol and Co-Founder of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester, UK. He is currently Visiting Professor of Education at King’s College London. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts. He is married to Judith Nesbitt, a director of the UK’s Tate Galleries. They live in a converted 15th century barn in Sussex, 40 miles south of London.
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on the 23rd November 2019.