An inspiration to our work
There are few who have given as magnanimous a voice to the link between education, creativity, and purpose than Sir Ken Robinson. A world-renowned authority on the development of innovation, creativity, and human capacity in education and business, he is an acclaimed lecturer and author on these subjects.
His 2006 and 2010 talks at the reputable TED Conference, titled “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” and “Bring on the Learning Revolution!” respectively, garnered more than 25 million views by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history.
His self-described mission is “to transform the culture of education and organizations with a richer conception of human creativity and intelligence.”
Sir Ken currently works with governments and education systems spanning the reaches of Europe, Asia, and the United States, along with international organizations and Fortune 500 companies. He led a national commission on education, creativity, and the economy for the UK Government in 1998, titled All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education. His international experience includes a panoply of advisor roles, including to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia. He was a principal figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development during the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
He served as professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK for twelve years and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees from numerous institutions, including the Rhode Island School of Design, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and Oklahoma State University.
Additionally, he has been honored with a accolades for his services to the arts and education, including the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States, the Arthur C. Clarke Imagination Award, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2003 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.
Sir Ken is a critically acclaimed author of several books. His 2009 work The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into twenty-one languages and is a New York Times best seller. His latest book, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life was published in May 2013.
His championing of a reimagined educational model places creativity and passion at the core. In his words, “…kids will take a chance. If they don't know, they'll have a go. Am I right? They're not frightened of being wrong.”
Get a personally signed copy from Sir Ken
The team at Dev4x is a huge fan of Sir Ken's work. Which is why, we’re thrilled to announce that one of the perks of our crowdfunding campaign (which will go live in mid-October) will be a certificate signed by sir Ken, along with his book ‘Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education’
The CrowdFunding campaign will go live st the end of October.