A while back, Will shared 16 Habits of Highly Creative People and Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk of how creativity is squelched by education. Robinson is funny, but it’s not a funny topic. “With a wry sense of humor, Sir Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well.”
Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, takes “a deep look at human creativity and education.” It was published in January 2009 and comes to us in paperback this year. If that is not light enough to carry on your train ride to work — or if you drive — try an audio version.
In his follow-up TED Talk, Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
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