Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources and a New York Times Best selling author. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. You can learn more about his efforts at his website, here.
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- Helen E. Buckley penned this poem about how a school can kill or nurture creativity in 1961.
- A list of seven "creativity killers" appears at this site. Consider how these factors play out at Trinity or things you've seen here that avoid these killers.
- Not everyone agrees with Sir Ken. Critics point out that schools often do a poor job of graduating students with a knowledge of core subjects and a focus on creativity will only make things worse. Read their opinion as published in USA Today here.
- A North Carolina teacher who was our state's Teacher of the Year in 2006 is sympathetic to Sir Ken's call, but notes how current demands by the school system makes his suggestions impossible to implement. Read his explanation here.