Sir Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on education, creativity and human potential. His RSA Animate ‘Changing Educational Paradigms’ galvanised thinking about the role that creativity plays in schools. He now returns to the RSA as we embark on a new programme of work to explore how universities can give their students ‘the power to create’.
Should higher education institutions be playing a greater role in developing the creative capacities of their students, in order to prepare them for the careers and economies and societies of the future – and if so, how? What are the major current systemic barriers and enablers to a creativity-led approach, and where are the examples of innovative practice that could show the way for others?
These are questions of urgent relevance to students, educators and institutional leaders in the UK if we are to equip future generations with the skills and capacities they will need to live flourishing lives in a rapidly transforming global landscape.