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International adviser, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University

Bill Lucas is an international adviser at the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) at the University of Winchester. His expertise in rethinking the purposes of schooling and vocational training is regarded globally.

Bill’s research into the assessment of creativity in schools was published by the OECD as an influential Working Paper and is now being used in eight countries including China, USA, England and Finland.
Bill has authored and co-authored over 40 books, and is known internationally as a expert on learning, change, creativity, teacher education and leadership. Bill is co-creator of one of the biggest teacher researcher groups in the world: ​the Expansive Education Network.

His recent book, written with Guy Claxton, Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn, asks challenging questions about the kinds of capabilities schools should be cultivating and suggests new ways of working for teachers and parents.


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    International adviser, Mitchell Institute , Victoria University