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An Interview with Sir Ken – Part Two | Sir Ken Robinson | TEDxLiverpool

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An Interview with Sir Ken – Part One | Sir Ken Robinson | TEDxLiverpool

Published on 27 Aug 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As the star of the most popular TEDTalk of all time, we were hugely honoured to host Liverpudlian Sir Ken Robinson at TEDxLiverpool. In this wide ranging interview, TEDxLiverpool curator Herb Kim talks with Sir Ken about his life, his TED experience, Liverpool, Los Angeles and the future.

Sir Ken Robinson originally from Liverpool now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Sir Ken is a TED icon having given three presentations on the role of creativity in education (His 2006 talk has attracted over 27 million views and seen by an estimated 250 million people worldwide) and changed the lives of many.

In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.

Sir Ken comes from an arts in education background influencing the formulation of the National Curriculum in England. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick, and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees and honours for his services to the arts and education from many institutions around the world.

Sir Ken is a best selling author and co-author of a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development.

In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

Life is your talents discovered | Sir Ken Robinson | TEDxLiverpool

Published on 16 Sep 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this terrific and witty closing of TEDxLiverpool, Sir Ken Robinson argues that talent is often buried and that we need to search for it. In fact, the foundation of wisdom may be the willingness to go and look for it..

Sir Ken Robinson originally from Liverpool now lives in Los Angeles with his family.

Sir Ken is a TED icon having given three presentations on the role of creativity in education (His 2006 talk has attracted over 27 million views and seen by an estimated 250 million people worldwide) and changed the lives of many.

In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.

Sir Ken comes from an arts in education background influencing the formulation of the National Curriculum in England. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick, and is now professor emeritus. He has received honorary degrees and honours for his services to the arts and education from many institutions around the world.

Sir Ken is a best selling author and co-author of a wide range of books, reports and articles on creativity, the arts, education and cultural development.

In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

A crash course in creativity: Tina Seelig at TEDxStanford

Published on 1 Aug 2012

Creativity as a Life Skill: Gerard Puccio at TEDxGramercy

Published on 23 Dec 2012

Gerard J. Puccio, Ph.D.

Gerard is chair and professor of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, a unique academic department that offers the world’s only Master of Science degree in Creativity and Change Leadership.

Creativity as a Life Skill

In the face of a fast changing and increasingly more complex world, many argue that creativity and innovation are crucial 21st century skills. Unfortunately schools and organizations seem to be ill equipped to promote this critical skill. Discover what you can do to reclaim and sustain this life skill.

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The Roots of Education

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Tina Seelig: The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People

Published on 6 Feb 2014

Determined not to just write just another book on creativity, Stanford professor Tina Seelig painstakingly researched what makes good ideas spring forward. The result is her “innovation engine,” a special mix of six characteristics like attitude, resources and environment.

But the special concoction of forces that makes our ideas come to life is nothing with out the willingness to fail. “Most call it failure, but we scientists just call it data,” she says. The most creative organizations and people embrace experimentation to get the needed data to determine they’re on to something.

“Workers are puzzle builders, they get stuck when missing a piece,” she says. Truly creative people “are quilt makers — they can fit anything together.”

About Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig is the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the department of Management Science and Engineering, and within the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. She received the 2009 Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education.

Seelig earned her PhD in 1985 from Stanford University School of Medicine, where she studied Neuroscience. She has been a management consultant, multimedia producer, and an entrepreneur. Seelig has also written 16 popular science books and educational games. Her newest books are Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (HarperCollins 2009) and inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity (HarperCollins 2012).