Expert in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources
Author of the acclaimed Robinson Report, commissioned by the UK government to investigate the role of creativity and education in the economy
Has advised governments and businesses on how to leverage creativity to meet the challenges of a globalised economy
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognised leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organisations. His TED talks on the subject of education are the most viewed of any TED talk.
In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government – The Robinson Report – which was published to wide acclaim in 1999.
Sir Ken was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. He was also one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.
Sir Ken’s popular book, “The Element” (Penguin, 2010), explores the point at which natural talent meets personal passion, and how people come to feel most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. A New York Times best-seller, it provides an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century.
In 2014 he published “Finding Your Element” (Allen Lane), which provides readers an inspirational and practical guide to self-improvement, happiness, creativity, and personal transformation.
In 2015 he co-authored “Creative Schools: revolutionizing education from the ground up” (Penguin). Here’ 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.
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