About the Author xi Preface xiii 1 Out of Our Minds 1 2 Facing the Revolution 19 3 The Trouble with Education 49 4 The Academic Illusion 81 5 Knowing Your Mind 109 6 Being Creative 139 7 Feeling Better 167 8 You Are Not Alone 197 9 Being a Creative Leader 219 10 Learning to be Creative 245 Afterword 285 Endnotes 287 References 307 Index 315
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.
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