Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his talk, ‘How Schools Kill Creativity’, is the most viewed in the history of TED. In this empowering, ground breaking book, he sets out his vision for how we can transform our industrial model of education to better meet the needs of the 21st century, not through political reform, but by changing the way we use it.
Creative Schools looks to people who are already revolutionizing education for examples of how creativity can flourish despite the framework of standardization: the teachers who are making better use of lesson time by redefining homework; the schools which have pioneered projects and partnerships to bring to life the practical aspects of learning, from building real cars to managing their own towns.
‘Creative Schools is one of those rare books that not only inspires and brings a new sense of possibility to the goal of transforming education, but also lays out an actionable strategy. Ken Robinson is leading a daring revolution to change how we understand schools, learning, and most importantly, the passion and talent of our students. This is a global game-changer and I’m in.’ Brené Brown, PH.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly
‘Creative Schools is wonderful and enjoyable. It makes us rethink what real schooling, learning, and creativity means.’ Malala Yousafzai, author of I Am Malala and Nobel Prize Laureate
‘Ken Robinson’s Creative Schools offers a brilliant and compelling vision for what education must become. His powerful call to action cites wonderful examples where the education of the future is happening today. Don’t miss this important book!’ Tony Wagner, author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap and Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab
‘Make me care. Sir Ken and Lou turn these three words into a mantra for the future of education. We don’t do education to students, we do it with them. I hope every teacher and every parent reads this.’ Seth Godin, author of Stop Stealing Dreams