Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution (K12)
Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity?, is the most viewed TED Talk in the organization’s history and shows he struck a nerve in his criticism of modern education. His book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution that is Transforming Schools, expands on that presentation. He examines the history and purposes of schools, describes how educational systems adapt, and proposes ideas to strengthen modern education.
Throughout his book Robinson provides a metaphor that education is currently industrial but needs to become organic. Under the premise that the fundamentals of western education as a whole haven’t changed dramatically in the past century, Robinson searches educational initiatives extensively and finds pockets where organic education has sprouted and real changes are being made. Through these examples, programs, classrooms and teachers, you will get an idea of his vision for the potential of modern education.
In this course you will read about, critique, analyze and reflect on how progressive schools and systems in both the U.S. and internationally are advancing modern education. You will apply this knowledge to your own teaching and environment.
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This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with Teachers’ Professional Advancement Institute.
*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.