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

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

by Ken Robinson
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ISBN-13: 9781907312472
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Edition description: New
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr Ken Robinson is a leading force in the development of creativity and human resources and an internationally recognised expert. His reputation is based on his own groundbreaking research and leadership in creativity, education and training. He is also in demand as an inspirational speaker with a unique talent for conveying a profoundly serious message with enormous humour, passion and wit. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the changing needs of business, education and organisations in the new global economies. In 2000, he was voted Business Speaker of the Year by over 200 European companies.

Table of Contents

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

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"Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems." —-John Cleese

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Out of Our Minds 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 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: 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.
mitchellray on LibraryThing 10 months ago
There are three themes running throughout Ken Robinson¿s "Out of Our Minds":1.We are living in revolutionary times.2.To survive and flourish in these times of change we must think differently about our abilities and make best use of them.3.We need to operate our organizations in radically different ways than we are presently.The key to addressing these themes, according to Robinson, is creativity. While Robinson argues that everyone has the capacity to be creative, our current educational system and workplaces stifle creative expression. Robinson delineates the problems within our schools and organizations and then prescribes how we may deal with them. He outlines how we need to rethink education and how to exercise creative leadership to redesign our corporations. This is not a detailed how-to manual. Robinson aims to convince us of the need to creatively deal with the challenges of society and to map out an approach to doing so. The book is worthwhile reading for educators, parents, managers, consultants, policy makers, and anyone else concerned about the future of our society and planet. According to Robinson, it is critical for the future of humanity to extricate ourselves from the outmoded paradigms of the past. To do so, we each must claim our inherent creative capacities and unite in addressing the twenty-first century challenges of concern to all of us.
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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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