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Revolutionary change requires creative approaches to wrestle with complex and unique challenges. Organizations of all types seek people who can think creatively, invent innovative solutions and adapt to a changing world. Creativity and innovation expert Sir Ken Robinson – whose TED talk, How Schools Kill Creativity, garnered one of the largest audiences of all time – cautions that mass education systems designed to produce workers for the industrial age don’t prepare students to meet new world challenges. He advocates a full-scale transformation of education systems on the premise that intelligence and the creative process are “diverse, dynamic and distinct.” This is a scholarly exploration of the evolution of mass education and attitudes toward intelligence and creativity. getAbstract recommends this updated edition of Robinson’s thesis to educators, human resource professionals, and corporate and community leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the unprecedented rate of complex change affects every aspect of life, and
  • Why education must embrace new approaches to intelligence and creativity.
 

About the Author

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on creativity, innovation and human resources. He garnered more than 45 million views with his 2006 TED Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity?

 

Summary

Nurturing a Culture of Creativity

Obsolete education and training systems no longer nurture and develop the talents and abilities necessary to succeed in today’s reality. Businesses realize that dealing with the growing complexity of the global environment requires developing a culture of creativity. But much of the solution resides within the education system, not within commercial organizations.  


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