Introduction – Building Creativity Into School Design

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations. The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most-watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries. His latest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education (Viking, 2015), tackles the critical issue of how to transform the world’s troubled educational systems and is now available in 15 languages.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” Sir Ken Robinson

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