9781907312472

Out of Our Minds : Learning to Be Creative

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    9781907312472

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    1907312471

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/21/2011
  • Publisher: Capstone

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Summary

There is a paradox. As children, most of us think we are highly creative; as adults many of us think we are not. What changes as children grow up? Organizations across the globe are competing in a world that is changing faster than ever. They say they need people who can think creatively, who are flexible and quick to adapt. Too often they say they can't find them. Why not? In this provocative and inspiring book, Ken Robinson addresses three vital questions:

-Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicians and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity andinnovation. Why does this matter so much?

-What is the problem? Why do so many people think they're not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we arenot creative?

-What can be done about it? What is creativity? What can companies, schools and organizations do to develop creativity and innovation in a deliberate and systematic way?

In this extensively revised and updated version of his bestselling classic, Out of Our Minds, Ken Robinson offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding creativity in education and in business. He argues that people and organizations everywhere are dealing with problems that originate in schools and universities and that many people leave education with no idea at all of their real creative abilities. Out of Our Minds is a passionate and powerful call for radically different approaches to leadership, teaching and professional development to help us all to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

Author Biography

SIR KEN ROBINSON PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.
Sir Ken is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Warwick in the UK and has worked with governments in Europe, Asia and the United States, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world's leading cultural organizations. His renowned talks at the annual TED conference (2006 and 2010) continued to be viewed online by many millions of people around the world. In 2003, he received a knighthood from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. In 2005 he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN's Principal Voices. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his international work in education, creativity and cultural development.
He is author of New York Times bestseller The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, which has been translated into 20 languages.

Table of Contents

About the Authorp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Out of Our Mindsp. 1
Facing the Revolutionp. 19
The Trouble with Educationp. 49
The Academic Illusionp. 81
Knowing Your Mindp. 109
Being Creativep. 139
Feeling Betterp. 167
You Are Not Alonep. 197
Being a Creative Leaderp. 219
Learning to be Creativep. 245
Afterwordp. 285
Endnotesp. 287
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 315
Acknowledgmentsp. 325
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Great book July 27, 2011
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I think this will prove to be a seminal textbook in educational philosophy; a book that is held in high esteem as people look back on this textbook in coming decades. Whether it's seen as the wake up call we needed and heeded or the warning we ignored remains to be seen. In a world that is rapidly changing, our schools need to adapt in order to meet these changes. You MUST read this textbook.
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