Professor Guy Claxton
Building Learning Power

Professor Guy Claxton is the UK's foremost expert on practical ways of expanding young people's appetite and capacity for learning. His Building Learning Power approach has been tried, tested and developed in hundreds of primary and secondary schools.


Guy is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of learning capacity and intelligence. Since retiring from university life in 2013, he has focused on writing and consultancy. Much in demand all around the world, his recent books include New Kinds of Smart, Expansive Education and Educating Ruby: What Our Children Really Need to Learn (all with Bill Lucas). Prior to that, Guy has been Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Winchester.


Guy has consulted and worked with teachers all over the world and has been a regular visitor to New Zealand. He is that rare academic who is able to speak to both the daily realities and the hearts of practising teachers.

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