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This was our required summer teacher reading what an enlightening, informative, and interesting reflection on schools today There were some parts were repetitive, and there were some parts I was super curious to knowabout, but on the whole, the message of reinvention and creating a new path in education is as necessary as it is timely Worth the read or let s collaborate, and you can borrow mine The book is rather academic, than practical It has a few frameworks on the better creative schools and what governments, parents and organisations could do to make the learning experience better, however it lacked practical examples of these frameworks Apart of that, the book is also hard to read and I caught my mind wandering around while reading. @DOWNLOAD BOOK ⚟ Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education ç A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by 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 hisTED 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 I received an arc copy of Creative Schools I found it very readable and well written He combines teaching concepts with illustrations that demonstrate his points It was optimistic compared Jonathon Kozol s Savage Inequalities recommend this book. Eh same old. This book is amazing It s one of my top 5 edu books Sir Ken tells the story of schools in America from the beginning of mass schooling to the present He shares lots of ways to make schoolingmeaningful for students and better ROI for society Sir Ken shares many examples from around the world to make his case. The first time I heard of Ken Robinson was through his Ted Talk Do schools kill creativityI thought it was a brilliant talk and had been meaning to readof his work since then.As written in the title, this book outlines Robinson s vision for an education reform Note that many schools now have incorporated Robinson s concept of teaching learning or have completely revamped their curriculum accordingly What Robinson promotes is not just a theo The first time I heard of Ken Robinson was through his Ted Talk Do schools kill creativityI thought it was a brilliant talk and had been meaning to readof his work since then.As written in the title, this book outlines Robinson s vision for an education reform Note that many schools now have incorporated Robinson s concept of teaching learning or have completely revamped their curriculum accordingly What Robinson promotes is not just a theory any It s applicable and practical, with astounding results In this book, Robinson provides critics, vision, and theory of change to the current education system worldwide This book is filled with Robinson s own experiences as well as works of other educators Though a non fiction, it is very engaging and irresistible I listened to this book in its audiobook format Yet, I found the content of this book so interesting and important that I actually took notes as I went along So here is the concise version of Robinson s ideas or at least the parts that I found most intriguing.Robinson starts off by differentiating education from training According to Robinson, education has economical, cultural, social, and personal values, whereas trainging is simply equipping people with a specific set of skills or knowledge.He then compares the current education style to industrial farming In his opinion, education should foster the same four operational pillars as sustainable, organic farming does health, ecology, fairness, and care Health promotes the wellbeing of the whole student intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially Ecology recognizes the importance of students and the education community as a whole Fairness cultivates the individual talents and potential of all students, whatever the circumstances or background they come from Respect the responsibility of those who work with the students as well Care provides the optimum condition of learning based on compassion, experience, and practical wisdoms.Sounds ambitious and lofty Robinson follows that with what he believes teachers roles should be to engage, enable, expect, and empower He says, teachers should Encourage learning through reasoning rather than memorization Foster conversation and collaboration Inspire students to learn and help them to become better learners Teach expectations of themselves students Create conditions for learning, one that students want to learn in Adapt teaching technique that suits the moment environment Be mentors that help students raise self confidence, find sense of direction, and empower themselvesBy this point, though I believed what Robinson was saying to be true, I thought his expectations of the public education to be too high, and that he expected too much of the teachers However, Robinson was able to change my mind later by addressing changes that needed to be made at the community district policy making levels for his idea to work for all students.Robinson also defines the purpose of education as following Education should enable students to be economically responsible and independent It should teach students to appreciate their own culture and respect cultures other than their own Socially, education should enable student to be active and compassion citizens Students should engage not only with the world around them but in the world within themselves as well Robinson believes that education is an individual affair that fosters personal interests and dispositions as well as a global interest Conventional education mostly focuses on external education without helping students engage with themselves This results in boredom, disengagement, stress, anxiety, dropping out, etc Finally, Robinson says that education should prepare students for life after school by building up mental, emotional, social, and strategical resources so that students can enjoy and cope with challenges and uncertainties.Robinson then addresses what students should know and be able to do as a result of their education Think of it as the competency profile that students should have upon their graduation Curiosity the ability to ask how the world works Creativity the ability to generate new idea and put them into practice Criticism the ability to analyze information and ideas and to form reasonable arguments and judgements Communication the ability to express thoughts and feelings clearly and confidently in a range of media and forms Also the ability to understand and appreciate other poetic forms of expression Collaboration the ability to work constructively with others Compassion the ability to emphasize other others and to act accordingly Composure the ability to connect with inner life of feelings and develop a sense of personal harmony and balance Citizenship the ability to engage and participate in the process that sustains itWith that in mind, Robinson then discusses how school curriculum can be designed in order to achieve the above very vast and ambitious in my opinion goals Robinson does not believe in real academic subjects, only academic ways of looking at things In his opinion, students should be taught disciplines, which consist of a mixture of theory and practice, rather than academic subjects There are six disciplines in total arts, humanities, language arts, mathematics, physical education, and science Each discipline deserves the same amount of time and resources as each addresses major areas of intelligence, cultural knowledge, and personal development Robinson pushed on the idea of personalized and project based learning He believes that when students learn through what interest them the most, the progress is unbound Finally, Robinson addresses the idea of evaluation He says that standardization is not the problem The problem is what we choose to standardize Robinson favours assessments that take note of progress and are student based He thinks good assessments should have the following characteristics Motivation spurs students on to do even better Constructive feedback allows students to see how they have done with respect to other students so they can make their own judgement on their progress Standards clear, understandable, and relevant expectationsFunny enough, Robinson notes that push backs against new ways of evaluation progress based are most often from students who do well with standardized testing because now they are required to shows true progress rather than simply getting high marks Of the entire book, I think this is the most important take way point for me that will help with my own personal growth moving forward and allow me to be a productive part of my child s education Robinson is very hopeful with the public education system I, on the other hand, do not share his optimism What I know is that because of people like him, who believe in building a better education system for the future generation, I reap the benefit of their ingenuity Now I can take his points in this book and implement or supplement them in my own home I give this book 5 stars, and I am very interested in reading other books written by Ken Robinson as well Ken Robinson is determined to help education, and I think Creative Schools The Grassroots Revolution That s Transforming Education is his best effort yet Robinson seeks out schools and teachers and methodologies that produce fabulous results and shares these schools and teachers and methodologies with us You can t help but be motivated to join Robinson s revolution after reading this book, I think. I found this book frustrating, although that may be because my expectations for it were misaligned from the start.I have watched Robinson s TED talk and was excited by some of his ideas ideas that push the envelope on current educational thinking and explore the potential that schools could have if we re evaluated embedded policies and established norms Why do we batch pupils by age group Why do we churn pupils through an academic focused curriculum that s ill suited to many of them These ar I found this book frustrating, although that may be because my expectations for it were misaligned from the start.I have watched Robinson s TED talk and was excited by some of his ideas ideas that push the envelope on current educational thinking and explore the potential that schools could have if we re evaluated embedded policies and established norms Why do we batch pupils by age group Why do we churn pupils through an academic focused curriculum that s ill suited to many of them These are really interesting questions Robinson has seen a flaw with the prevalence of standardisation and is commending a new system of education based around personalisation Unfortunately, this is what I knew before reading the book and this is roughly the extent of my understanding afterwards as well The book is full of anecdotes and abstract ideas which left me crying out for research and an implementation plan Robinson quite rightly wants to see education transformed but I m not sure he knows how he wants to do it Yes, he wants a personalised system, yes, he wants a well rounded curriculum But if you ask most educators or policy makers in the world I don t think they would disagree with these ideals The real question is, how do we get there in reality How do we change the national curriculum or do we even need a national curriculum Should we extend the school day to make space for a broader curriculum or makesubjects optional or is there another way to broaden education I admire Robinsons intent and I agree with him on many things but in this book I grew weary of hearing about personalisation and creativity without any real action plan A pretty extensive catalog of examples of schools and institutions mainly in the U.S and the U.K., but also in other countries who are pushing away from an education model too obsessed with grades and competition at all levels between students, classrooms, schools, districts, states, countries , and who are trying to focus on the student real needs self confidence, curiosity, respect, creativity, sociabilityThe author provides an interesting collection of broad ideas and frameworks which A pretty extensive catalog of examples of schools and institutions mainly in the U.S and the U.K., but also in other countries who are pushing away from an education model too obsessed with grades and competition at all levels between students, classrooms, schools, districts, states, countries , and who are trying to focus on the student real needs self confidence, curiosity, respect, creativity, sociabilityThe author provides an interesting collection of broad ideas and frameworks which could be summarised like this Interdisciplinary subjects Planetary conscience Financial, economic, commercial and entrepreneurial culture Civic culture Health wellness culture Environmental cultureCompetences for learning Creativity and innovation Critical thinking and problem solving Communication and collaborationCompetences for life and work Flexibility and adaptability Initiative and autonomy Social and transcultural competences Productivity and responsibility Leadership skillsHe makes a special emphasis in the teacher educator role as someone who should facilitate learning by trying to provide each student with the customised experience and environment he or she needs, based on their interests and capacities Specifically, the teacher should Motivate study Help students find their true interests Facilitate study provide the means and resources Have and communicate expectations Capacitate students to have confidence in themselves The book is mainly targeted to teachers and other education professionals but it has obvious implications and utility for government and family The foot notes and bibliography are very extensive and interesting, providing many references to academic papers, books and multimedia resources