Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2016 - Education - 320 pages
A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element. You, Your Child, and School is forthcoming from Viking.

Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation's troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today's unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research--and written with Robinson's trademark wit and engaging style--Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.
 

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Contents

Back to Basics
26
Changing Schools
54
Natural Born Learners
73
The Art of Teaching
97
Whats Worth Knowing?
128
Testing Testing
158
Principles for Principals
182
Bring It All Back Home
206
Changing the Climate
226
Afterword
253
Index
277
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Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential educators. Listed by Fast Company as "one of the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation" and ranked among the Thinkers50 of the world's top business thought leaders, he advises governments, corporations, and leading cultural institutions. Lou Aronica is the author of four novels and coauthor of The Element and Finding Your Element. He lives in Connecticut.

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