03 May 2021

What is the purpose of school? Guy Claxton and Kath Murdoch


Kath asked Guy the following question: What is the purpose of school in 2021?
School should be a well-designed set of gears, and the most important gear is the purpose.
We are supporting parents in preparing students for life. So, what do students need to know, to do, and to be like to flourish now and in the future?
Education has multiple components in terms of knowledge, competence and character.

What do we think ALL of our kids are likely to need to flourish? 



A learning framework

Dispositions underpin success in life more - curiosity, determination, are like a big fish at the bottom of the river. Keep an eye on the bottom of the river.  Look at the whole of what's going on.