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Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson
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Aug 16, 2011

really liked it

This book really opened my eyes to some important flaws in the education system and beyond. It left me feeling a bit ripped off that I was not told, or did not see this earlier. As described by Ken Robinson, I have often stated "I'm not a creative person" long before knowing about this book. I now understand that there are different forms of creativity and have made changes to the way I approach and express my creativity.

In order to make a life worth living, we need to find ways to realise our creative potential and unleash our individuality. Current education systems create machines and this is why there is a growing feeling of worthlessness because we have nothing to offer except the functions of the machines that we have been turned into.

I put a lot less importance on what is taught in schools and how it is assessed and now prefer to observe how a child develops as an individual and someone not afraid to ask questions and follow a passion.

I did lose interest in the book in some parts of the book but cannot underestimate the value of the information that I have taken from it.
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Reading Progress

August 16, 2011 – Shelved
August 26, 2011 – Started Reading
August 28, 2011 –
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March 12, 2012 – Finished Reading

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