Tag Archives: The Element

Creative Schools: “We need to call time on exam-factory education”

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“The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching” – The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/23/creative-schools-revolutionising-education-from-the-ground-up-ken-robinson-lou-aronica-review This post is a 3Di review of a book review. … Continue reading

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Inspirational Castaways – Tanya Byron and Ken Robinson

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We’re big fans of the BBC and of Radio 4, whose coverage of the arts, education, politics and current affairs is often superb. As we all know, it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, and … Continue reading

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The ‘Standards Agenda’ and a Big Lie about Education

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It’s important to understand that correlation is not the same as causality. Statisticians understand this, and so should teachers, parents and politicians, many of whom have traded on a false assumption about an inability to reach Level 4 in English … Continue reading

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Enabling Children to Discover their Element

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We need a revolution in education, and we need to turn upside down the notion that schools exist to prepare young people for the world of work, rather than schools exist to enable young people to develop all of their … Continue reading

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Finding Your Element Puts You In The Zone

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Peak Experiences and Going With The Flow. Today we’re returning to some more thoughts from Sir Ken Robinson’s book ‘The Element‘, but first we’re considering a book that was published in 1974 – The Inner Game of Tennis, written by … Continue reading

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More on Physical Intelligence

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Here’s another selection of quotes from Sir Ken Robinson‘s new book – The Element. They’re taken from Chapter 2: Think Differently. One of the principles of the Element is that we need to challenge what we take for granted about … Continue reading

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Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

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Two months ago we wrote about Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book – The Element – How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/and-heres-to-you-mr-robinson/ Today we’re returning to this book, starting with a passage from page 76 that connects with our recent … Continue reading

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