In a 2010 paper by Charles Leadbeater and Annika Wong called “Learning from the Extremes”, a case is made for “Transformational Innovation.” The authors argue (much as Sir Ken Robinson, John Abbott, and so many more have done recently!) that our schools are designed for “an era when most jobs were in hierarchical, industrial-era corporations that needed compliant, punctual and diligent workers…” They believe that today’s employees will need the ability to ask interesting questions instead of looking for one right answer.
In order to make this happen, educators will have to model creativity, inquiry and innovation. Gone are the days when the Ministry of Education gave “permission” for us to innovate… we must now be “expected” to!
Please watch the following 2 minute video clip to hear Professor Gary Hamel explain why “passion trumps intellect”, and why creativity and initiative are so important (I believe it compliments the Leadbeater/Wong article).
Click: Passion trumps Intellect.