Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RH, United Kingdom
Corpus Christi College The University of Cambridge where Guy Claxton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969 and Master of Arts degree in 1974.
Oxford OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
The University of Oxford where Guy Claxton received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1974.
(The message of The Little Ed Book is that the answers to ...)
The message of The Little Ed Book is that the answers to all the questions a teacher must confront – both practical and ideological – are already within him or her, and that, whatever they are, they are worthy of respect. Just as a map of a city is useless unless you can locate yourself, so you must find and value the teacher that you are, before you can become the teacher you can be.
(In the author's best-selling Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, h...)
In the author's best-selling Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, he described the new skills of learning and focused on the three "slow" processes of intuition, contemplation and creativity. In Wise-Up, he looks at the full mental processes of learning-not only the "slow" ones-and teaches how to acquire, hone, and expand those qualities and skills.
(With a compelling argument that the mind works best when ...)
With a compelling argument that the mind works best when we trust our unconscious, or "undermind," psychologist Guy Claxton makes an appeal that we be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. He also encourages reevaluation of society's obsession with results-oriented thinking and problem-solving under pressure. Packed with Interesting anecdotes, a dozen puzzles to test your reasoning, and the latest related research, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind is an Illuminating, uplifting, stimulating read that focuses on a new kind of well-being and cognition.
(Guy Claxton’s fascinating book explains all the ways in w...)
Guy Claxton’s fascinating book explains all the ways in which Buddhism is so appropriate to our particular times and global predicament. It describes how we can help ourselves individually, with a teacher, or in a group, through understanding, meditation and communication.
(This book is about how teachers can help young people bec...)
This book is about how teachers can help young people become better learners, both in school and out. It is about creating a climate or a culture in the classroom and in the school more widely that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively. Building Learning Power explains what this means and why it is a good idea and introduces some of the small, doable things that busy teachers can do to create such a climate.
(This book brilliantly charts history’s many different way...)
This book brilliantly charts history’s many different ways of explaining the unconscious mind, from ancient descriptions of the “underworld” to theories of contemporary neuroscience. Guy Claxton’s beautifully written book takes in intellectual and cultural history, literature, and spirituality. In The Wayward Mind, the common image of the mind is skillfully redrawn to acknowledge the constant influence of its invisible foundations on everyday human behavior.
(This book is for everyone who cares about education in an...)
This book is for everyone who cares about education in an uncertain world and explains how teachers, parents and grandparents can cultivate confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship in children, at the same time as helping them to do well in public examinations.
(In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the lat...)
In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies-long dismissed as mere conveyances-actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body's intelligence will enrich all our lives.
Guy Claxton studied at the University of Cambridge. In 1969 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1973 a Master of Arts degree. He also attended the University of Oxford where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1974.
Guy Claxton started his career as a lecturer in psychology of education at the University of London. He worked there from 1974 to 1979. He also worked at Chelsea College of Science and Technology as a lecturer in 1979. Claxton was Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education from 1983. He finished his university career as Research Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Real-World Learning. Claxton also works as a consultant to British Museum, Barclays Bank, and Roffey Park Management Institute.
As an academic, Guy is the author of a dozen influential books on the mind. His first book was The Little Ed Book, which he wrote in 1978. Later he wrote such books as Wise up: the Challenge of Lifelong Learning, Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less, Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks. He also wrote the best selling Building Learning Power, in which he explained how to expand young people’s appetite and capacity for learning have influenced educational theory and practice across the world. Claxton is the UK's leading expert on practical ways of developing young people's learning and creative capacities. Nowadays he travels the world giving talks and running workshops, and works as a Visiting Professor at King’s College London.
(This book is for everyone who cares about education in an...)2015
(The message of The Little Ed Book is that the answers to ...)1978
(In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the lat...)2015
(With a compelling argument that the mind works best when ...)1999
(This book brilliantly charts history’s many different way...)2005
(In the author's best-selling Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind, h...)1999
(Guy Claxton’s fascinating book explains all the ways in w...)1999
(This book is about how teachers can help young people bec...)2002
"People see their own lives as stories; a lifelong story with a single hero or heroine... much contemporary unhappiness is due to the fact that people in high tech societies receive neither strong myths and stories from their culture nor the ability to construct their own... they lose the plot."
"Parents and educators need to establish a culture in which security and clarity of expectations are balanced with the encouragement of playfulness, inquisitiveness and self-reliance."
Guy Claxton is a member of the British Psychological Society.
Guy Claxton married Vicky Anne Lewis on August 22, 1970. In 1979 they divorced.