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Professor Guy Claxton

Professor Guy Claxton is an internationally acclaimed, writer, consultant, lecturer and academic, specialising in creativity, education and the mind. He is Visiting Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol's Graduate School of Education, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

He has written extensively on subjects from creative thinking to Buddhism, and the value of uncertainty in learning and what makes people effective lifelong learners.

As an academic, Guy is the author of a dozen influential books on the mind, including Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases when You Think Less, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning and The Wayward Mind: An Intimate History of the Unconscious.

Guy is the UK's leading expert on practical ways of developing young people's learning and creative capacities.   As a featured speaker at the South Australian learning to learn expo in 2007, Guy shared his passion for building learning power in the classroom and more recently with learning to learn phase IV sites as part of the core learning program.

Building Learning Power (BLP) written by Guy for teachers explains how to help students become better learners, both in school and out.  BLP embodies what he calls the 4th generation approach to learning to learn. It doesn't just add a few tips and techniques, it systematically helps students develop the general habits of mind that underpin confident, curious, creative learning.

During 2008/09 Guy will provide critical support to learning to learn as the South Australian teaching for effective learning compass is further developed.

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Teaching for Effective Learning

Phone: 8226 4351
Email: DECD.TfEL [at] sa.gov.au