Biography

Dr. Kynan Robinson is an award-winning Teacher, Educational Leader and Co-Learning Innovator. Founder of the renowned EnRusk consultancy, with offices in the US, and Australia and clients on six continents, Robinson and his team are trusted partners of prestigious educational institutions, businesses, and government agencies who are ready to drive the change they want and need. Enrusk’s irreverent and fun approach creates lasting cultures of vulnerability, courage, and innovation.

Early in his 20-year education career Kynan won Educational Leader of the Year in Australia, as well as winning the Schools Specialization Grant for transforming how his school interacted with Technology. His highly innovative and groundbreaking research and application within a school focussed on using technology to fundamentally shift how we think about and do education. He espoused a connected approach rejecting the then common understanding of how we learn and the subsequent classroom practices. The success of the program led to worldwide interest with hundreds of education leaders, policymakers, and teachers Study tours and Associations (including ISTE) visiting the school to see the results. Beyond being a lighthouse school Kynan also was responsible for it being a center for research. Dozens of research projects, including federally funded Research and  6 national and international universities were undertaken during his tenure. Not resting on his laurels Kynan then pressed further pioneering much of the workaround using digital gaming in education. His seminal work used the online multiplayer game Minecraft. The first of its kind it has influenced the uptake of the game all over the world. Despite it being 15 years on now His Minecraft project is still unmatched in its ambition and scale and impact. 

Kynan’s transformative leadership through those years continues to impact Australian and global education with his current firm under his leadership now delivering a statewide program designed for change at a scale reflecting the changes in thinking and doing he developed all those years back. The Whole School Minecraft program led to Kynan’s doctoral thesis in which he redefined creativity revealed how traditional education systems mostly hinder its existence and suggested a new approach that embraced a shift in mindset to one that has collective creativity at its core. This philosophy became the basis for the creation of his firm EnRusk. 

Over the past decade he has worked with schools, education associations, NFP’s, businesses, and governments including the renowned Bronxville School (NY), The Victoria Department of Education (Australia), Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS – Global), The Nido School (Chile), International School (Panama), Elmwood Girls School (Canada) and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (The Australian Government).

A highly sought after Keynote Speaker, Kynan has spoken at The California Association of Independent Schools 2021, The Canadian Association of Independent Schools 2018, Edtech 2018 (Singapore), The International Conference on Thinking ICOT 2017 (Miami), Global Education Supplies and Solution (Gess) Conference 2016 (Dubai) and many others.

Dr. Robinson’s work has been published in over 60 Academic and Non-Academic Publications and has also been featured across The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Radio, The Age Newspaper, The Australian, The Sun, Technology in Education and Australian Teacher Magazine. 

Creativity is a hallmark of Enrusk’s work and Kynan’s life. Remarkably, concurrent with his vast Education career he has also had a highly successful career as a musician, artist and composer. He is an award-winning, much commissioned cross-genre Composer and Musician winning three ARIA Awards (Australia’s Grammys)  two Australia Council Grants, five Arts Victoria Grants, the Green Room Award, and the Apra Music Award. His bands and music have been toured internationally on many occasions performing at most of the major international music and arts festivals. 

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Dr. Kynan Robinson is an award-winning Teacher, Educational Leader, and Co-Learning Innovator. Founder of the renowned EnRusk consultancy, with offices in the US, and Australia and clients on six continents, Robinson and his team are trusted partners of prestigious educational institutions, businesses, and government agencies who are ready to drive the change they want and need. 


Early in his 20-year education career Robinson won Educational Leader of the Year in Australia, as well as winning the Schools Specialization Grant for transforming how his school interacted with Technology to center Research Learning. He was invited to speak at conferences and share his unique methods with fellow teachers and administrators. Over the past decade he has worked: the renowned Bronxville School (NY), The Victoria Department of Education (Australia), Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS – Global), The Nido School (Chile), International School (Panama), Elmwood Girls School (Canada) and even the Department of Premier and Cabinet (The Australian Government)

A highly sought after Keynote Speaker, Kynan has spoken at The California Association of Independent Schools 2021, The Canadian Association of Independent Schools 2018, Edtech 2018 (Singapore), The International Conference on Thinking ICOT 2017 (Miami), Global Education Supplies and Solution (Gess) Conference 2016 (Dubai) and many others. Dr. Robinson’s work has been published in over 60 Academic and Non-Academic Publications. Concurrent with his Education career Robinson is a cross-genre Composer and Musician winning three ARIA Awards, two Australia Council Grants, and more.

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