Guy Claxton



Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist specialising in learnable forms of intelligence. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Oxford universities, and is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Academy of the Social Sciences in the UK. He has taught and researched at Oxford, Bristol, Winchester, the University of London Institute of Education, and King’s College London, where he is currently Visiting Professor of Education. His many books include Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases when You Think Less, Intelligence in the Flesh, What’s the Point of School?, and The Learning Power Approach. His approach to teaching that systematically develops both knowledge and “epistemic character” continues to strengthen children’s life chances in more than a dozen countries around the planet. He is a regular speaker at the ICOT conferences.