10 Questions for Ken Robinson

Educator and author Ken Robinson on how to get creative with schools, colleges and social media

David Johnson for TIME

You're famous for your TED talk on how schools kill creativity. Your book Finding Your Element is more self-help. Did you scale down your ambition?
No. At TED they think that talk has been seen by maybe 300 million people because it gets shown at events. It's not "Gangnam Style," I grant you. It was an attempt to say that there are features of mass education which militate against individuality and creativity. At the heart of my argument is a different conception of talent, ability and what drives people. That's what this book's about.

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