WORLD-FAMOUS EDUCATION INNOVATOR
Sir Ken Robinson, known to many for his insistence that education foster creativity in our students in order to address the workforce need for innovation, died in August, 2020. His views, which can be found in a number of his books and talks, underpins the Collaborative’s work. He emphasized that, with technological advances and globalization, we are in a social and economic revolution like the 19th century Industrial Revolution. This calls for, he said, unlocking each person’s creativity abilities and, what’s more, creativity is not limited to the arts; it is a function of intelligence that can manifest whenever our intelligence is engaged. He adds that creativity flourishes especially where ideas flow among different disciplines.
His 2006 TED talk on schools and creativity remains the most-watched TED talk, with 67.8 million views as of this writing. It has been translated into 62 languages. Find out more about Sir Ken, his books, and how to watch the TED talk on creativity and schools in the accompanying article.