Ken Robinson Quotes

Ken Robinson Quotes

 

Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value

 

To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators. They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. Teaching is an art form. Great teachers know they have to cultivate curiosity, passion and creativity in their students.

 

All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think,

 

For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim too low and succeed.

 

Through imagination, we can visit the past, contemplate the present, and anticipate the future. We can also do something else of profound and unique significance. We can create.

 

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

 

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.

 

These powers of imagination and creativity are among the few things that set us apart from the rest of life on Earth. But they make all the difference.

 

The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.

young children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations … Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up.

We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.

 

Creativity is as important as literacy

 

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.

 

Life is not linear, it is organic. We create our lives symbiotically as we explore our talents in relation to the circumstances they help create for us

 

The first task in teaching for creativity in any field is to encourage people to believe in their creative potential and to nurture the confidence to try.

 

Children are wonderfully confident in their own imaginations. Most of us lose this confidence as we grow up.

 

You can’t just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them.

 

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