The Element: An Inspiration to Re-Envision Education


THE ELEMENT: AN INSPIRATION TO RE-ENVISION EDUCATION April 21, 2013 The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything A BOOK REFLECTION BY BEN KOCH In his 2009 book,  The Element, educational philosopher Ken Robinson makes a heartfelt attempt to rescue the joy, spontaneity, passion and creativity that is being methodically hammered out of curriculum and, hence, our students, by the blind machinery of standardized testing and a politicized understanding of accountability. Robinson's thesis is quite simple: when we humans live, work and play in a space in which our natural talents and our spontaneous passions meet, we are happier, healthier and more fulfilled beings. We need [...]