What's the Point of School? : Rediscovering the Heart of Education

What's the Point of School? : Rediscovering the Heart of Education

Book Title: What's the Point of School? : Rediscovering the Heart of Education

Author: Ken Robinson

Format: Paperback | 224 pages

Publication Date: 24 Sep 2008

ISBN-13: 9781851686032

With their emphasis on regurgitated knowledge and stressful exams, today's schools actually do more harm than good. Guiding readers past the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams, Claxton proves that education's key responsibility should be to create enthusiastic learners who will go on to thrive as adults in a swiftly-changing, dynamic world. Students must be encouraged to sharpen their wits, ask questions, and think for themselves - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table.





Blending down-to-earth examples with the latest advances in brain science, and written with passion, wit, and authority, this brilliant book will inspire teachers, parents, and readers of all backgrounds to join a practical revolution and foster in the next generation a natural curiosity and the spirit of adventure.