ROBERT LESLIE FIELDING
Be kind to everyone you meet.
You may never see them again.

Write to be read - be better than you need to be!

First, you should read my blog- still in its infancy - click on this link - http://encouragingcreativityineducation.blogspot.com/

Robert L. Fielding

www.rlfielding.com

“When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.”

                                                                                                                               Joseph Campbell

These pages are about the question asked by Sir Ken Robinson recently.  The question is this: Does education kill creativity?

First of all, listen to the man talk about what education does and what it is about.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Now read the transcript of his inspiring talk

http://www.ecs.org/html/projectsPartners/Chair2005/docs/Sir_Ken_Robinson_Speech.pdf

Take a look at Sir Ken Robinson's website:-

http://www.sirkenrobinson.com/

Listen to Sir Ken Robinson's acceptance speech for the Benjamin Franklin Award

http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0014/55400/lecture160608.mp3

The Element Book Review for JJL - Presentation Transcript

1.     The Element By Ken Robinson, Ph.D. This book is not just about passion & creativity, but also about diversity & discovery. Joyful Jubilant Learning A Love Affair With Books Book review by Angela Maiers

2.     The Element is the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion. passion

3.     Everyone is born with tremendous capacities for creativity. creativity

4.     When they are very young, kids aren't particularly worried about being wrong.

5.     We are all born with tremendous natural capacities and we lose touch with many of them as we this world. spend more time in

6.     Being in the Element & especially \"in the zone\" doesn't take energy away from you; it gives it to you!

7.     . Too many people never connect with their true talents

8.     Instead of asking \"How Intelligent Are You?” We should be asking … \"How Are You Intelligent?\"

9.     One of the surest paths for finding the Element is to understand the intimate relationship between creativity & intelligence.

10.   The Element describes a place where the things we love to do and the things we are good at come together.

11.   The Element is about discovering yourself, and you can't do this if you're trapped in a compulsion to conform.

12.   Creativity is a step beyond imagination because it requires actually doing something rather than lie around thinking about it.

13.   The Sequence of the Element: •I Get It •I Love It •I Want It •Where Is It?

14.   Perhaps the most important attitude for cultivating good fortune is a strong sense of perseverance. perseverance

15.   Connecting with people who share the same passions affirms that you're not alone

16.   We get multiple opportunities for new growth & development, & multiple opportunities to revitalize latent capacities.

17.   Our best hope for the future is to develop a new paradigm of human capacity to meet a new era of human existence.

18.   And when you find something you’re passionate about… it no longer becomes work!

 

3 talks about creativity

Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creative genius

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/amy_tan_on_creativity.html

Isabel Allende: Tales of passion

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/isabel_allende_tells_tales_of_passion.html

 

Robert L. Fielding

Listen to these great talks on TED - Ideas worth spreading

Slowing down in a world built for speed

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/carl_honore_praises_slowness.html

What positive psychology can help you become

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/martin_seligman_on_the_state_of_psychology.html

Why are we happy?  Why aren’t we happy?

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_gilbert_asks_why_are_we_happy.html