Ken Robinson


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It is with great sadness that we have heard about the death of one of our Patrons, Sir Ken Robinson, the influential educationalist, speaker and author.

Sir Ken Robinson worked with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organisations to unlock the creative energy of people and organisations. The most watched TED speaker, his 2006 talk has been viewed online over 50 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 150 countries.

For twelve years, he was professor of arts education at the University of Warwick and is now professor emeritus. In 1999, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the U.K. government called All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report). He was the central figure in the ground-breaking "Unlocking Creativity" initiative as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland and one of four international advisors to the Singapore government for its strategy to become the creative hub of Southeast Asia. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a New York Times best seller and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life is also a New York Times best seller and provides readers with a practical guide to finding—and developing—talent and skills. Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style, tackles the critical issue of how to transform the world's troubled educational systems. A third edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative was published in 2017. In his latest book You, Your Child and School, he offered practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside it if you choose to home-school or un-school.

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