Out of Our Minds

Out of Our Minds

Learning to Be Creative

Book - 2011
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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 questions: [1] Why is it essential to promote creativity? Business leaders, politicians and educators emphasize the vital importance of promoting creativity and innovation. Why does it matter so much? [2] What is the problem? Why do so many people think they are not creative? Young children are buzzing with ideas. What happens as we grow up and go through school to make us think we are not creative? [3] 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. -- taken from dust jacket.
Publisher: Oxford :, Capstone,, [2011]
Edition: Fully revised and updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781907312472
Branch Call Number: BF408 .R53 2011
153.35 RO
Characteristics: xvii, 326 pages ; 23 cm


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squib Mar 05, 2017

This does an ex-educator much good to read. Ken Robinson lays out a solid argument as to how to: foster imagination, creativity, and innovation through our education system; bring the arts and sciences back together (they both require creativity); define learning in such a way as to elevate everyone involved.

so much schooling in this book.

May 10, 2011

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