On the Passing of Sir Ken Robinson

Aug 23, 2020 by

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Michael F. Shaughnessy –

One of the premier minds of the last 80 or so years has passed. Sir Ken Robinson died on August 21, 2020.  Sir Kenneth Robinson CBE FRSA supposedly holds the record for the most watched YouTube presentations.
Sir Ken Robinson, was knighted by the Queen, was a British author, a well known speaker writer and international advisor on education, creativity, the arts and authored several books. 

He quite often spoke to government agencies, non-profits, colleges and universities about education and the arts .

Interestingly enough, he was born March 4, 1950 in Liverpool, home of the Beatles!

His You Tube presentations were fascinating to say the least as he held audiences spellbound with his words, stories and insights.

He died August 21, 2020, leaving a major gap in terms of leadership in the realm of creativity, and education. He was most known for his ideas about the fact that the educational system, in his opinion, was destroying creativity. He was an educational visionary challenging the lack of creativity in public education. 

If you have never heard of Sir Ken Robinson, surely you have been leading somewhat of a sheltered life, but fortunately his work will live on via a number of You Tube presentations.

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    This is a great loss, especially in this time of opportunity for innovation.

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