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Creative Schools Audiobook

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education

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Publisher's Summary

Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 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 21st 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.

©2015 Ken Robinson (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Creative Schools is wonderful and enjoyable. It makes us rethink what real schooling, learning, and creativity means. (Malala Yousafzai, author of I Am Malala)

"Hearing Ken Robinson discuss his vision of a better future for education is as riveting as it is eye-opening.... This audiobook should be shared, discussed, and savored by anyone interested in the future of our schools." (AudioFile)

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    Alison Sattler 07-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The Answer to Why Students Stop Trying "

    This book has inspired me to go into teaching and also to share what I've learned with as many people as possible. It advocates for personalizing education and respecting all skills and abilities...not just those emphasized on the tests all students are evaluated on and told to master. It's a call to action to teach people in a way that inspires rather than kills their desire to challenge themselves toward mastering a skill and exploring their interest as far as they can go. It asks us to redefine "success" on a personal level rather than as seen through the eyes of others.

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    Brian B. 06-09-16
    Brian B. 06-09-16
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    "Great Read for Inspiring education"

    Great ideas and innovative examples of schools that are using different schooling ideas. I am glad Mr. Robinson did all of the fascinating research into different schools. This books makes me want to focus on the individual student. I would recommend this book as a great inspiration for leading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Shapiro 02-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "the greatest TED talk explained in depth"

    this was a great book that fills the mind with hope, but also with loathing. everywhere, brilliant teaching methods are being devised, but sadly the state is still wasting its valuable resources and time promoting standardization. If you want to see what works, read this book. watch the TED talk everyone's been clamoring over, but then read this book, if you want the full in depth explanation and the positive way forward.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    FelipeYGarcia 08-21-15
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    "Insightful"

    In my opinion, the other Ken Robinson's book is better - Out of Our Minds, whether for its content or for the discussions

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cliente de Amazon 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Esencial para educadores, padres de familia."

    Sir Ken Robinson nos lleva de la mano hacia una verdadera reforma educativa que pone en el centro los enormes recursos de los niños para realizarse en plenitud y los principales errores que debemos evitar.

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    Kelli 04-19-16
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    "Good for those interested in educarion"

    The book was very good and very informative and was relatively easy to listen to.

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    Amro Dubai, Jordan 03-31-16
    Amro Dubai, Jordan 03-31-16 Member Since 2011

    A 30 Year old male with interests in Media, Digital Art, online businesses and running

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    "Great content, really hard to listen to"

    The content is really interesting for anyone who cares about improving education to help humans live up to their potential. But the reading is so monotonous, which makes it really hard to maintain focus.

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    Wes Shipley 03-22-16
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    "it's a book length Ted talk"

    The narrator is the author and he has a wonderful way of describing the potential of education.

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    Kathleen McAuliffe 03-21-16
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    "Insightful! A great audio book =)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Creative Schools to be better than the print version?

    I truly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It was insightful and interesting! I love Ken Robinson's narration as well =)


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    Jacob United States 03-12-16
    Jacob United States 03-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Ideas - Lacks Polish"

    The ideas presented in this book are spot on. Ken and Lou provide plenty of anecdotal evidence to support them, but that's about the extent of the presentation. More data should have been included to strengthen their arguments. Especially since there's plenty out there.

    Also, there were a few spots where Ken started to read something, stopped, and then started reading something different. This made me wonder if there was something missing or if it was a mistake that was overlooked during editing.

    That said, this is an excellent book to read if you're looking for ways to improve a system of education.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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