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Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative / Edition 2
     

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative / Edition 2

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by Ken Robinson
 

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ISBN-10: 1907312471

ISBN-13: 9781907312472

Pub. Date: 03/08/2011

Publisher: Wiley

"This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did for the environment. It makes you wonder why we insist on sustaining an education system that is narrow, partial, entirely inappropriate for the 21st century and deeply destructive of human potential when human beings have so much latent creative ability to

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"This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did for the environment. It makes you wonder why we insist on sustaining an education system that is narrow, partial, entirely inappropriate for the 21st century and deeply destructive of human potential when human beings have so much latent creative ability to offer. A brilliant analysis." Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-Olins "Competitive advantage does not come from the Internet. It comes from leveraging creativity . All corporate leaders should read this book." Professor Richard Scase, author, Britain in 2010 "I thoroughly recommend this excellent book. Developing our latent creative ability is vital for personal and professional success. Ken Robinson gives us the signposts we need to achieve this." Sir John Harvey Jones "If you would like to start to unlock the inherent creativity that exists in every human being (including you), then start (you have to) by reading this book!" Simon Woodroffe, Founder, Yo Sushi, and former Entrepreneur of the Year "Ken Robinson’s is an original and creative mind. I can think of no better spokesperson on creativity. His views are as much directed to learning institutions as they are to industry. Out of Our Minds is a genuine challenge to complacency." Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive of Investors in People, UK "Sometimes a writer has an uncanny knack of sharply focusing something which up until then you had not seen in all its simplicity and brilliance. This book does that but at the next moment it makes connections never before imagined…Even the most obstinately prosaic and safe thinkers will be tempted out of their box by Ken Robinson’s ideas, theories and speculations. What’s more, he writes as he speaks, in a way that, magnetically and compulsively, is simply irresistible" Professor Tim Brighouse, Director of Education, Birmingham

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ISBN-13:
9781907312472
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Edition description:
New
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
160,854
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Bursting the Banks.

The Septic Focus.

Knowing Your Mind.

Being Creative.

Feeling Better.

Your Are Not Alone.

Balancing the Books.

Endnotes.

References.

Index.

About the Author.

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Out of Our Minds 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JanGovert More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot from reading this book. Many of the theories Robinson proposes are rooted in improving business performance and corporate creative output, but the underlying principles are applicable to education as well. I related to the idea of there being more than one aspect of intelligence, (an idea Robinson credits to various people including Howard Gardner) and I agree with many of his conclusions in this regard. I also think that he has a great point arguing that the arts are important in the development of "whole" children. This is not the first time I have heard him discuss this. Check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY where he also emphasizes the importance of a broader education for all children. In these days of streamlining education and restrictive budgets, I hope that practitioners and politicians take the time to consider the implication of phasing out the so called "unnecessary " subjects and remember the advantages to having a society rich with many diverse talents and contributions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. Every educator should read it. Ken Robinson is an excellent writer and speaker. Teachers should be given the opportunity to encourage creativity instead of having to bore students with "Drill and kill". I hope you will find it helpful and thought provoking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He has terrific concepts and brings things people never think about to the surface and they are issues that need to be heard.
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LinNC More than 1 year ago
Ken Robinson has a gift for explaining complicated ideas clearly, concisely and with humor. The same style he uses to engage his Ted Talk audiences is used beautifully in this book. Important ideas!
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