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Out of Our Minds : The Power of Being Creative

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Ken Robinson argues that organisations everywhere are trying to fix a problem that originates in schools and universities: "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 and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential-in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative." Ken Robinson The updated 3rd edition features a new introduction, modernized case studies, updated demographics and revised sections around technological developments and recent changes to the education system.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 147 x 223 x 22mm | 490g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • 085708741X
  • 9780857087416
  • 53,281

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YOU'RE CREATIVE. GET READY TO FIND OUT HOW.

Many of us leave school or university with no real idea of our creative abilities and strengths. So how can we unlock those long-lost or undiscovered talents?

RECLAIM YOUR CREATIVITY. STARTING NOW.

With expert guidance from Sir Ken Robinson, you'll find out why creativity matters so much, why you think you lack it and what you can do about it - starting today. Out of Our Minds addresses three vital questions: Why is it essential to cultivate creativity in education, work and life? Why do so many people think they're not creative? What can be done about it?

Young children are buzzing with ideas, but what happens when we grow up to make us think we're not creative? Out of Our Minds answers that question and shows you how to restore and refresh yours.
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"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 and you lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the other way and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realize our true creative potential--in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities--we need to think differently about ourselves and to act differently towards each other. We must learn to be creative." --Ken Robinson

Praise 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's world 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 and growth of any organization, it is now. This book, more than any other I know, provides important 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 Research 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 of creativity 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
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments xi


About the Author xiii


Preface to the Third Edition xv


1 Out of Our Minds 1


2 Facing the Revolution 15


3 The Trouble with Education 41


4 The Academic Illusion 65


5 Knowing Your Mind 91


6 Being Creative 119


7 Feeling Better 143


8 You Are Not Alone 169


9 Being a Creative Leader 187


10 Learning to be Creative 209


Afterword 239


Endnotes 241


References 259


Index 267
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Review quote

"written in an interesting and conversational manner, which adds to the appeal of the subject." - Nursing Times, May 2018



"remains an inspiring read" - In Tuition, January 2018



"Out of Our Minds is thoughtful, well-written, and provides a solutions to a common problem." - Association of MBAs, Decemeber 2017



"a rallying cry for anyone serious about finding solutions to the fast-paced complexity of the modern world." - Ideas for Leaders, Novemeber 2017
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About Ken Robinson

SIR KEN ROBINSON, PHD, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies. Listed by Fast Company as one of the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation and ranked among the Thinkers50 of the world's top business thought leaders, he has worked with governments in the United States, Europe and Asia, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems and some of the world's leading cultural organizations.

For 12 years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now Professor Emeritus. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his international work in education, creativity and cultural development. In 2003, he received a knighthood from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

Sir Ken's famous 2006 talk at the prestigious TED Conference is the most watched in TED history and has been seen by millions of people in more than 160 countries. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life. Born in the UK, he lives in Los Angeles California.
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