New kinds of smart: how the science of learnable intelligence is changing education
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Professor Bill Lucas and Professor Guy Claxton

This book brings together the main strands of research about intelligence. Citing new discoveries from the learning sciences, the authors argue that adults often make too many assumptions about the way childrens' minds operate. Intelligence is learnable, they say, and teachers can develop strategies to boost pupils’ mind power.

Through the course of the book the authors unpick what the different facets of intelligence might be, what the evidence for each is, and how teachers can use these findings to better understand and develop their pupils' learning experiences.

Each chapter includes a tool for teachers to use in classroom to help their pupils learn, such as the jigsaw technique, the split-screen lesson, and the Person-Plus Tool Kit.

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Professor Bill Lucas and Professor Guy Claxton

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With its focus on learning techniques, this book will be of interest to teachers and other professionals keen to develop new ways to help their pupils engage with their subjects.


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