Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

February 23, 2020 - Comment

Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled

Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system.

At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the 21st century.

Filled with anecdotes, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.

Comments

Anonymous says:

A must-read for anyone in education I read this book as part of my curriculum course (I’m enrolled in a Masters program for educational leadership).What I loved: Ken’s message is profound and inspirational. His main point is that the current structure of the education system does not support students’ natural ability to learn in creative ways. He is against the standards movement and standardized testing because it narrows the curriculum and stifles creativity. He believes that children should learn the content…

Anonymous says:

The principles and concepts he covers are all good, and I certainly agree with it all The principles and concepts he covers are all good, and I certainly agree with it all, but I just feel like the narrative of the book seemed poorly constructed and didn’t offer enough concrete guidance. A whole lot of references are made to other books. I haven’t read “Excellent Sheep” yet, but sometimes it felt like Robinson referred to it so much that this whole book is essentially him telling us “you should have read this other book instead.”

Anonymous says:

The schools we are looking for… Creative Schools is a follow-up and response to Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED Talk. This is an informative and engaging read for educators, parents, and policymakers alike! Ken’s whit and honesty help to convey a critical topic in this easy read.In his book, Ken works to trace the history of the issues currently facing education systems today. As an educator, I especially appreciated his review of the multitude of factors influencing education today, beyond the standards-based reform movement…

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