Being in your Element…

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By Celeste Hawkins

Ken Robinson, author of ‘The Element’ describes this state of being as when one can feel their most ‘authentic selves’. He says the features are: aptitude and passion and the conditions are: attitude and opportunity. He describes how when people are ‘in the zone’ they are being their most authentic selves. Ken is most passionate about education and basically argues against standardized tests and a ‘one size fits all’ education model. He believes these cripple many young people and don’t allow for difference or divergent thinking.  Thankfully, many schools are starting to change their curriculum in a way that caters for these differences. Still, many do not and hopefully young people continue to find their element once again when they have left formal education. 

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