Sir Ken Robinson
Kirsty Young talks to educationalist Sir Ken Robinson.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the educationalist Sir Ken Robinson.
Creativity - how to nurture it, develop it and marshal its power - is his preoccupation. He believes that too many people have no sense of their true talents and passions, and his internationally renowned talks to teachers, business and government leaders argue that - contrary to popular myth - creativity and innovation can be developed in a deliberate and systematic way. What we need, he thinks, is a learning revolution.
His own erudition began in a crowded house on Merseyside in the fifties, full of visitors, noise and laughter. His front door was just a hundred yards from Everton football club, but his boyhood dreams of playing for The Blues ended when he contracted polio.
The first of his six siblings to pass the 11-plus and win a scholarship to one of Liverpool's best schools, his education would fundamentally shape the rest of his life. He says "If a teacher hadn't seen something in me that I hadn't seen in myself, my life might have gone in a very different direction."
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.
Love Me Do
- Please Please Me.
Dance of the Knights (from Romeo and Juliet)Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Performer: Mark Ermler.
- Essential Russian Ballet.
- Royal Opera House.
Dick Powell & Wini Shaw
Lullaby of Broadway
- The Best of Busby Berkeley at Warner Bros.
- Turner Classic Movies/Music.
George Frideric Handel
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)Performer: The Portsmouth Sinfonia. Performer: Ken Robinson.
- Classical Muddly / Hallelujah Chorus (From Händel's Messiah- Part II).
Down to Zero
- A&M Records/Universal.
The Mamas & the Papas
- California Dreamin The Best Of The Mamas & The Papas.
End of the Line
- Travelling Wilburys, Vol.1.
- Wilbury Record Co.
Night Comes On
- The Essential Leonard Cohen.
India's Summer - Therese
Quad bike with a solar panel
|Interviewed Guest||Ken Robinson|
- Sun 3 Nov 2013 11:15
- Fri 8 Nov 2013 09:00