Expansive Education is an approach to teaching and learning that develops life-long learners. Central to this practice is Action Research. More than teacher enquiry skills, Action Research is ongoing CPD for teachers to develop positive attributes in learners, preparing individuals to meet the challenges of life and work.
Bill Lucas, Guy Claxton and Ellen Spencer show us how we can take a different approach, putting the cultivation of powerful learning dispositions in all students at its heart, while, at the same time, rigorously developing deeper knowledge and expertise across a broad range of subjects. They are refreshingly optimistic about what school leaders and teachers can practically do to achieve radical changes, stressing the need for them to be deeply enquiring and reflective practitioners. This book is full of examples of approaches and solutions which can help us to find a way forward.
Expansive Education: Teaching learners for the real world is a ‘must read’ for school leaders and anyone who is seriously ambitious about the future of our education service.”
Brian Lightman- General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders
"It is important to convey that the expansive education approach is at the heart of learning – its what motivates students to learn and guides and sustains their learning." Professor Carol Dweck, Creator of Mindset Works