I’ve been shocked to hear of the death of the staunchest advocate of creativity and human potential that is Sir Ken Robinson. I tend to be iconoclastic – show me the hero and I will find his faults, but in Sir Ken Robinson I saw a titan of learning and thinking.
I first came across him, as did many others in his masterclass TED talk and the subsequent TED Animated Talks in association with the RSA, of which I was a Fellow.
The joy and excitement of his proposition, that we are wasting human with the industrial and managerial model of education that we have adopted certainly chimed with me. The clarity of his messages brought me to write my own contributions, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success, both of which responded to the challenges he posed to make learning more organic and reflective – a goal in itself and not part of a process to churn out homogenous workers.
There is no better tribute to his work than his TED talks which shine a clear light on his genius for making the complicated ridiculously simple!
We shall miss you Sir Ken and thank you for your contribution to a more positive and creative future.
Two of his best talks…