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Creative Schools

by Lou Aronica Ken Robinson

A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element 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 twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research--and written with Robinson's trademark wit and engaging style--Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education.From the Hardcover edition.

The Element

by Lou Aronica Ken Robinson

A New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform­ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century. Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential.

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

by Lou Aronica Ken Robinson

A New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform­ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential.

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

by Lou Aronica Ken Robinson

A breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform­ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.

El elemento

by Ken Robinson

El libro que ha revolucionado el campo de la creatividad, la innovación y el aprendizaje Prólogo de Eduard PunsetLa clave del elemento reside en hacer especialmente bien aquello que nos apasiona. ¿Qué tienen en común Matt Groening, el creador de Los Simpsons, el empresario Richard Branson, y la periodista Arianna Huffington? Más allá de su enorme éxito profesional, todos son personas que muestran una extraordinaria pasión por lo que hacen y que han encontrado lo que Ken Robinson denomina su elemento, es decir, el lugar donde la persona hace aquello que realmente quiere hacer y donde es quien siempre ha querido ser. Ken Robinson consigue en este libro transmitir la importancia de encontrar ese punto, motiva al lector a buscarlo y le recuerda que nunca es tarde para alcanzarlo. El elemento es un libro especialmente necesario en unos momentos en los que el éxito parece medirse exclusivamente mediante parámetros económicos, porque nos demuestra que la clave reside en hacer especialmente bien aquello que nos apasiona.

Encuentra tu elemento (Finding Your Element)

by Ken Robinson

"Hagas lo que hagas, estés donde estés o tengas la edad que tengas, si estás buscando tu propio elemento, este libro es para ti". --Ken Robinson con Lou Aronica El Elemento, el imprescindible libro de Ken Robinson, abrió a millones lectores en todo el mundo una nueva perspectiva acerca de la realización personal al unir el talento natural de cada individuo con sus pasiones personales. Ken Robinson propone ahora una pauta práctica que continúa el camino abierto por su libro anterior. Encuentra tu Elemento es la guía, tanto tiempo esperada, que ayudará a los lectores a encontrar su propio Elemento, y da respuesta a preguntas como: ¿Cómo puedo averiguar cuáles son mis talentos y mis pasiones? ¿Qué sucede si me gusta algo para lo que no sirvo? ¿Qué debo hacer si soy bueno en algo que no me gusta? ¿Qué ocurre si no puedo vivir de mi Elemento? ¿Cómo puedo ayudar a mis hijos a encontrar su Elemento? Encuentra tu Elemento llega en un momento crítico cuando los retos de la economía, la educación y el medio ambiente requieren de nuestros talentos y pasiones más que nunca. Tal como Robinson escribe en el prólogo, no importa dónde estés, ni a qué te dediques, ni tu edad. Si estás buscando tu Elemento, este libro es para ti.

Finding Your Element

by Ken Robinson

From one of the world's leading thinkers and speakers on creativity and self-fulfillment, a breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. The Element draws on the stories of a wide range of people, from ex-Beatle Paul McCartney to Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons; from Meg Ryan to Gillian Lynne, who choreographed the Broadway productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera; and from writer Arianna Huffington to renowned physicist Richard Feynman and others, including business leaders and athletes. It explores the components of this new paradigm: The diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility. He shows that age and occupation are no barrier, and that once we have found our path we can help others to do so as well. The Element shows the vital need to enhance creativity and innovation by thinking differently about human resources and imagination. It is also an essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities to meet the challenges of living and succeeding in the twenty-first century. .

Out of Our Minds

by Ken Robinson

"It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential--in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities--we need to think differently about ourselves and to actdifferently towards each other. We must learn to be creative."--Ken RobinsonPRAISE FOR OUT OF OUR MINDS"Ken Robinson writes brilliantly about the different ways in which creativity is undervalued and ignored . . . especially in our educational systems."--John Cleese"Out of Our Minds explains why being creative in today'sworld is a vital necessity. This book is not to be missed."--Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-minute Manager and The Secret"If ever there was a time when creativity was necessary for the survival andgrowth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, providesimportant insights on how leaders can evoke and sustain those creative juices."--Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business, University of Southern California; Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Rresearch Fellow, Harvard Business School; Best-selling Author, Geeks and Geezers"All corporate leaders should read this book."--Richard Scase, Author and Business Forecaster"This really is a remarkable book. It does for human resources what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the environment."--Wally Olins, Founder, Wolff-olins"Books about creativity are not always creative. Ken Robinson's is a welcome exception"--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, c.s. and d.j. Davidson Professor of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University; Director, Quality of Life Research Center; Best-selling Author, Flow"The best analysis I've seen of the disjunction between the kinds of intelligence that we have traditionally honored in schools and the kinds ofcreativity that we need today in our organizations and our society."--Howard Gardner, a. hobbs professor in cognition and education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Best-selling Author, Frames of Mind

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

by Ken Robinson

Out of Our Minds is about why creativity matters so much, why people think they are not creative, how we arrived at this point, and what we can do about it.

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