We are caught up in a social and economic revolution driven by the internet and we are educating out of our children one of the survival skills they really need - creativity.

‘This revolution is comparable to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century,’ says education expert Sir Ken Robinson. ‘It’s only just begun and we must radically rethink our mindsets and our school systems.’

‘We particularly need to change the way we think about intelligence and creativity,’ Robinson says. ‘We need a right brain revolution to support creativity which, along with big picture concepts, will dominate the global economy of the future.’

1.1 billion people currently access the internet. Facebook already has more members than the population of Brazil. The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years and more information is being generated each year than the total amount generated in the last 5000 years. Our children will have probably had more than 10 jobs by the time they are 40 and we should be educating them – and each other - to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

‘To make the best of our time together on this small and crowded planet, we have to develop—consciously and rigorously—our powers of imagination and creativity within a different framework of human purpose, ’ he says.

As one reviewer of Robinson’s work wrote, ‘Read and rejoice!’

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