Professor Bill Lucas is Co-chair of the PISA 2021 Test of Creative Thinking. He is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester,
Students who can overcome challenges and approach their learning with resilience, persistence, perseverance, grit and self-regulation are better equipped to achieve success in school and beyond. Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer explain their overarching concept of ‘Tenacity’ and show how it can be learned at all stages.
Rather than just address STEM teaching as discrete subjects, primary and secondary schools would do well embed it within an engineering curriculum focused on the problem-solving orientations of engineers, suggests Bill Lucas.
There is, sadly, no simple recipe for success in life. But every day we understand more about what the influencing factors are.