Summer Book Read – Ken Robinson’s “Creative Schools, The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education”
Creative Schools is a revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people. By the New York Times bestselling coauthors of The Element and Finding Your Element, Lou Aronica and Ken Robinson. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his entertaining and profoundly moving 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, case histories, and groundbreaking research, Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.
Join other PTA members in reading this book over the Summer, then join us on August 18th for a group discussion.
Order the audio download from our local PTA sponsor, Tantor Media, for only $4.99 during the month of June. June is Audiobook month at Tantor Media and all Audiobooks are on sale.