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  • Published: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141978574
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

Creative Schools

An inspiring book on how we can change our education system, from the bestselling author of The Element.

In Creative Schools Ken Robinson sets out his practical vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish and succeed in the 21st century.

Written with Robinson's trademark wit and engaging style, and filled with practical examples, anecdotes and ground-breaking research, Creative Schools highlights the people and projects that are already revolutionizing education through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and school culture.

  • Pub date: 2 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141978574
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson is an internationally recognised leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, non-profit organisations and some of the world's leading cultural organisations. He was knighted in 2003 for his contribution to education and the arts.



Lou Aronica

Lou Aronica is the author of two novels and co-author of several works of non-fiction, including the American bestseller The Culture Code (with Clotaire Rapaille).

Praise for Creative Schools

“One of those rare books that not only inspires and brings a new sense of possibility to the goal of transforming education, but also lays out an actionable strategy . . . This is a global game-changer and I'm in.”

Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of Daring Greatly

“Ken Robinson's thesis is compelling . . . Creative Schools brings together his classroom experience and policy ardour in an elegant, powerfully written manifesto for change.”

Tristram Hunt, Guardian

“Wonderful and enjoyable”

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Prize Laureate

“A comprehensive and compelling statement of why creativity matters for everyone, what it looks like in action, and how to get there. Inspiring and so readable you will feel Sir Ken is talking directly to you.”

Andy Hargreaves, author of Professional Capital

“This book is a wake-up call to the emerging global human resources crisis . . . a must-read.”

Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lessons 2.0

“Forget the chatter about disruptive technological and economic forces in education. Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica vividly describe the disruptions that are needed if we are to have quality education in our time.”

Howard Gardner, author of Five Minds for the Future

“Ken Robinson is the world's most potent advocate of global education transformation; his clarity, passion and insight have inspired millions, including me. This book is not only a catalyst, or call to action; it is a manifesto; a practical exploration and celebration of what is possible. Now it's up to us; we must read, react and accelerate the revolution”

Richard Gerver, author of Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today

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