A book co-written by Bedales Director of Learning and Innovation Alistair McConville has been named as one of the top 10 education books of 2018.
Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens by Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sejnowski with Alistair McConville was included in a list of last year’s top books on education as selected by TES editor Ann Mroz.
The book, which is written for children, gives an accessible account of how our brains work along with activities that be put into practice immediately. TES describes the book as “a landmark”, noting that it goes beyond traditional teacher injunctions to communicate directly with the pupil.
No More Marking’s Director of Education Daisy Christodoulou, who reviewed the book in September, said: “This book explains in a pupil-friendly way why things such as practice and drill really do matter, and how in the long term they will make your life easier and save you the misery of late-night cramming and exam anxiety.”
Other books to have made the cut include The Teacher Gap by Rebecca Allen and Sam Sims, The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Muller and Inventing Ourselves: the Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. See the full list here.