Through the power of masterful storytelling, Sir Ken Robinson has weaved a wildly relatable and not-so-obviously obvious tapestry of the current state of humanity and proposes the start of some great ideas about how we together might create a solution to the sad truth of our educational system being stuck in an outdated rut.
No matter what do you fancy, from the Simpsons to dinosaurs to def poetry jams to the Beatles to Olympic speed skating and beyond, Ken Robinson knows how to appeal to your sensibility and shift your perspective.
This is an important read (ummmm...listen, I suppose), and one which is hard not to thoroughly enjoy-especial
I have almost 200 titles in my Audible library and this is one of my new favorites. This book is well thought out, well written, and well read. It was valuable to me on a personal level and entertaining as well. I enjoyed listening to it so much I immediately started it over to listen again to absorb more of the material, something I have never been interested in doing with other titles. I plan to have my teenage son listen with me on the way to and from school. I am not only digging deeper to uncover my element, but much more aware of how to help nurture it and support it's development in my 3 children. Thought provoking and sprinkled with some laughs. Truly worth a listen.
it had a lot of research of successful people from the past and the future to bring on a newer term of what element means to the author and stands firm in what he believes in against the current education system.
I'll take my time to re listen to the book at a slower pace for the examples that he listed, and perhaps use them in my educational purposes.
I enjoyed the stories the author used. While these alone could merit a book, he uses them to point out a goal, several problems, and several solutions. The author points out that the solutions presented are not the end goal, but the betterment of society as a whole through creative thinking.
This was a wonderful look at what makes individuals succeed as well as a history of our educational system and standardized testing, told through many real life stories.
Wonderful insight into my own life and what I keep searching for to find fulfillment. Sir Ken is thoughtful in his approach and fills the book with examples to justify his points.