Congratulations to our book giveaway winner, Kenneth Collett!
Join us for a Twitter discussion on Ken Robinson’s newest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education at 10am (U.S. Central/5pm European Central) on September 3, 2016. We will use the hashtag: #EFReads.
Ken Robinson has long advocated that creativity in education is important, and schools need to be more creative. And, it is hard to find people that will disagree. Of course! Creativity is important – but, how do we do it? What do we need to do differently? In this book, Robinson provides some insight and examples of schools that are transforming the context of education, based on principles that value the individual, the right to self-determination, expanding possibilities to live a full life, and civic responsibilities toward others.
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 twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.
Did you miss this conversation? Kelly Moravec’s Facebook stream of the conversation is available on YouTube: