Ken Robinson was one of the first to recognize that most educational systems were based on the ideas of the industrial revolution. That kind of education fall shorts in recent times. He advocated instead for a personal approach, each kid or pupil being an unique individual with a diversity of talents. The notion that education is an organic process resonated with me.
“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.”
Sir Ken died Saturday, August 21, 2020, after an extraordinary life as one of the world’s leading thinkers on creativity and innovation.
Two of his best talks: