ASK is honored to have been mentioned and quoted by Sir Ken Robinson
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ASK is honored to have been mentioned and quoted by Sir Ken Robinson, the global visionary for education reform and innovation in schools and the
internationally influential voice in education. Sir Ken Robinson champions the effort to rethink the purpose of our schools, challenges the status quo and
lays the breaking groundwork to reinvent and revolutionize learning. Sir Ken Robinson is an English author, speaker, teacher and international advisor on
education. He was the director of the Arts in Schools Project, the professor of education at the University of Warwick, Senior Advisor for Education &
Creativity at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, led a UK commission on creativity, education and the economy and is now professor emeritus.
Sir Ken Robinson’s work in education is widely recognized through the many accomplishments he holds. In addition to his many books and articles on his
vision in education, he was made Knight Bachelor by the Queen for his services to the arts, his TED talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is the most watched
TED talk of all time with an estimated 300 million world-wide views, he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Element, He has been
honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education, the LEGO Prize for international achievement in
education, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and
the United States. In 2005, he was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s “Principal Voices”.
His book “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education” re-examines how to teach our children and proposes new approaches to
the learning process. Sir Ken Robinson emphasizes on the importance of individualized learning, fostering curiosity in students, and awakening their
creativity. He argues for a personalized approach that will enable students to overcome the challenges of the twenty-first century as well as engage and
develop their love of learning.
He mentioned ASK and quoted Dr. Amin in the following passage:
“Dr. Amin Amin sees human capacity building as the biggest challenge in the Arab region.“The need for twenty-first- century human capital is creating new
pressure on the existing education systems to be effective and fully capable of catering to the specific needs of each student,” he said. This led him to
found ASK for Human Capacity Building (the acronym stands for “attitude, skills, and knowledge”). One of the primary goals of ASK is to provide education
services that will raise a new generation of critical thinkers in the region. These services operate on five platforms: professional development for
educators, teacher licensing, customized content development, monitoring and assessment, and consultancies with both NGOs and schools.
Dr. Amin’s work has already had a widespread effect, touching nearly four thousand schools since 2011. For this, he was named Global Endeavor Advocate and
Mentor of the Year by the mentoring organization, the Mowgli Foundation.”
Dr. Amin extends his high appreciation to Sir Ken Robinson saying: “What we have accomplished in the Arab World for the past 15 years is majorly influenced
and guided by the innovative work and vision of Sir Ken Robinson.”