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Professor Guy Claxton is well known for encouraging teachers to think about building their students’ learning power, and now asks the provocative question, “Can schools prepare you for anything?” Professor Claxton spoke at the 2012 Graham Nuthall Annual Lecture in Christchurch where he explored this question in full. Traditional education aims to raise standards by any means, but we are coming to see that preparing young people for tests, and preparing them for life, are different goals. How do we deepen learning so that it systematically builds the learning dispositions that the next generation will need? As work on Key Competencies and 21st century skills evolves it is becoming clearer just what it takes to raise standards in a way that helps kids be ready for anything.
After the lecture CORE Education’s Keryn Davis had the chance to ask Guy about the key messages he had for teachers wanting to deepen learning and build learning dispositions.
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