23/07/2012

The passion according to Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson is a British educator, writer and lecturer, expert on issues related to creativity, quality of education, innovation and human resources. PhD from the University of London since 1981, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 because of the relevance of his activity in the study of the relations between education and art. Currently, he is a professor emeritus at the University of Warwick (UK).

In 1998, the British government put him in charge of the national advisory committee on creative education and culture, where he carried out the greatest national research on the importance of creativity in the education and the economy of the United Kingdom. As a result of his work at such committee, the ‘Robinson Report’ was published, which had a great impact by highlighting the lack of support that had previously received creativity and noted the importance of this in the future, not only of the country but of Humanity itself.

Besides the British government, during his career he has worked for other governments like that of Hong Kong, Singapore and the European Commission. His main works are ‘The element: How finding your passion changes everything’, translated to more than 20 languages, and ‘Out of our minds: Learning to be creative’.

In this video, which includes his full lecture at The School of Life in March 2011, Robinson explains that each and every one of us has a passion, it’s hard to be happy without finding it and education is crucial to recognize it and enhance it.