Number of pages: 288
BBB Library: Creativity and Innovation
The modern world is the product of ideas, beliefs, and values of human imagination and culture have shaped it over centuries. It has been created out of our minds as much as from the natural environment. The human mind is profoundly and uniquely creative, but too many people have no sense of their true talents. Education has an important role in helping us to achieve our potential, but the processes by which we assess ability were designed for other times and for other purposes. This extensively revised and updated version of Ken Robinson’s bestselling classic, Out of Our Minds, offers a new approach to creativity in education and in business. It is a provocative call for a more innovative approach to teaching, training, and development that will increase our opportunities for economic, cultural and human survival.
"Throughout the book, Robinson fairly harshly critiqued our education system, and the direction that it is going. He believes that it is crippling creativity, which in turn is hampering our developmental process." -Tubarks
"Out of Our Minds is a critique against the current state of education in the west" -Tom Staunson
"The author looks at creativity as a process of seeing new possibilities. The book has been received well by the readers and already been translated in many languages." -Merinews
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