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Biography

Bill Lucas is Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL). He founded CRL in 2008, together with Prof. Guy Claxton. Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, and leadership. He travels extensively to present keynotes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helskinki, Qatar, Melbourne, Auckland, Belfast and Dubai. He is a prolific writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books.

With Guy Claxton he is the creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world, the Expansive Education Network.

Publications

Selected recent publications

Books

  • Lucas, Bill and Claxton, Guy (2015) Educating Ruby: what children really need to learn. Crown House Publishing Ltd.
  • Lucas, Bill and Claxton, Guy and Spencer, Ellen (2013) Expansive Education: Teaching learners for the real world. McGraw Hill Education.
  • Lucas, Bill and Mulvey, Christopher (2013) A History of the English Language in 100 Places. Robert Hale, London.

Articles

  • Lucas, Bill (2017) Capabilities: the new currency for success. Every Child Journal. 
  • Lucas, Bill (2016) A Five-Dimensional Model of Creativity and its Assessment in Schools. Applied Measurement in Education, 29 (4). pp. 278-290. 
  • Claxton, Guy and Lucas, Bill (2016) Open Dialogue: The Hole in the Heart of Education (and the role of psychology in addressing it). Psychology of Education Review, 40 (1). pp. 4-12. 
  • Lucas, Bill and Hanson, Janet (2016) Thinking Like an Engineer: Using Engineering Habits of Mind and signature pedagogies to redesign Engineering Education. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 6 (2). pp. 4-13.
  • Lucas, Bill (2016) We need to talk about pedagogy. Education Leader and Manager. pp. 14-15.
  • Lucas, Bill (2015) Getting the improvement habit. BMJ Quality and Safety, 25. pp. 400-403.
  • Lucas, Bill and Claxton, Guy and Spencer, Ellen (2014) Progression in student creativity in school: first steps towards new forms of formative assessments. Progression in student creativity in school: first steps towards new forms of formative assessments, 6 (2). pp. 81-121.
  • Lucas, Bill and Claxton, Guy and Spencer, Ellen (2013) Student Creativity in School: First steps towards new forms of formative assessment. OECD Education Working Papers (86). pp. 1-46. 
  • Lucas, Bill and Claxton, Guy (2012) Why We Should All Be Hands-On. Times Educational Supplement.
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