As you may or may not know, I’m currently studying an MA in Creative Thinking. One key researcher I’ve been looking into is Sir Ken Robinson, who is challenging the current education system to incorporate more creativity and embrace multiple types of intelligence. His 2006 video hit ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ is the most watched TED talk, if you haven’t already seen it then it’s definitely worth a watch – click here.
After dabbling in his academic works over the past couple years, I have since gone on to purchase his most recent book – Creative Schools, published in 2015.
I love his tone of voice – his comedic personality really comes through while still remaining professional. Within the first few pages he’s referencing Miley Cyrus and twerking. This fun spin makes it even more enjoyable to read.
I feel Sir Ken Robinson has some amazing outlooks on creativity in the education system, it is truly inspirational. Sometimes I find myself looking for a little more background and evidence of his findings – as a reader you trust the word of someone of his stature, however as a researcher myself it would be nice to follow back his ideas to their source. Perhaps you may find reasoning for such statements in his previous publications. I will have to explore.
Overall I’m a big fan of Sir Ken Robinson and his work and would highly recommend anyone interested in creativity and/or education to pick this book up.