Thu, 12/20/2007 - 19:28
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize — much less cultivate — the talents of many brilliant people. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. Watch it now.
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Related item: View Ken Robinson’s book on the topic of creativity, Out Of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative
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Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized expert in the development of creativity and innovation. His 1998 report, All Our Futures: Creativity Culture and Education (commissioned by the Blair government and dubbed the Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim. Robinson was also a central figure in the peace process in Ireland, providing a strategy for creative and economic developments accepted by all parties.
He has advised many of the world’s leading cultural organizations, international governments and Global 500 companies. UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles have sought his advice. In June 2003, Robinson was knighted for his achievements as a leader in creativity, education and the arts.
(Source: CJournal of Concordia University)
The notion that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on this own complex world - this is an idea with revolutionary implications.
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