PROMOTING CREATIVITY

We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it. (Sir Ken Robinson)

Making Creativity Central to the Curriculum

An internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, Sir Ken Robinson’s most recent book is Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that is Transforming Education. This book builds on Sir Ken’s lifetime of work which can be summarized into five main areas:

  • Most current models of education are still based on the antiquated needs of an industrial society
  • Global economic and technological change is moving faster now than it has ever done before and a new educational paradigm is required to keep pace with this change
  • Everybody has the potential to be creative and furthermore creativity can be developed and fostered
  • Many adults (and children) do not believe they are creative or have lost confidence in their creative abilities
  • Creativity is marginalized in most education systems and needs to be more central in the educational curriculum in order to respond to the global economic and technological changes we are going through

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A highly personalized, organic approach [to education] 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

Source: Sir Ken Robinson – Creative Schools

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