“I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value.
The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” ~from The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. ‘All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education’ (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia. ~Bio taken from Sir Ken Robinson’s website. Click here to read more
Here is one of the world’s most interesting people giving an incredibly interesting talk about the future of our society—Today’s educational system.
Both the image above and the amazing animation below was adapted for Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture by RSA Animate.
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