The Element summary – Ken Robinson

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This is The Element summary From Ken Robinson´s book The Element: How finding your passion changes everything. If you´re interested in creativity in relation to leaning, this is the book for you.

What is The Element summary?

The Element summary is all about the things that schools aren’t. Robinson describes how creativity is killed at early age when kids are being brainwashed and the artistic subject are being discriminated for natural science. The school system is obviously not keeping up with the rest of society, and it is nice to see that I am a little bit less of a misfit.

I grew up in a small town where people went to the local factory to work after school. I managed to get away and I am glad I did. Looking at my school, the old industrial perspective on education worked just fine. If your ambition is to work in a factory, it makes sense to learn discipline and hard facts. Luckily, the world isn’t like that everywhere and The Element summary discusses why.

About The Element summary

Book name: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
Book Author(s): Sir Ken Robinson
Summary pages:15
Year: 2009
Genre: Creativity, Learning

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When people are in their Element, they connect with something fundamental to their sense of identity, purpose and well-being. Being there provides a sense of self-revelation, of defining who they really are and what they´re meant to be doing with their lives.

– Ken Robinson

Description from Amazon

the element summary

The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transform­ing education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.