Friday, February 6, 2009

Do Schools Kill Creativity ?

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A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken Robinson led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His latest book, "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," a deep look at human creativity and education, was published in January 2009.

Here Robinson gives an utterly hilarious and eye opening look at the impact our current educational system has on children's creativity, and makes a powerful and heart warming case for an educational system that nurtures the creative spirit and ultimately human capacity.

(Source: TED)

1 comment:

Evan said...

This is fun and makes the points well.

To be unkind: it is a cerebral analysis of why a cerebral bias is not a good idea.

It is a speech that pleads for other ways of educating.

In short he hasn't internalised his own lessons. It is a good example of what is wrong with education and the cerebral bias: how profoundly dumb bright people can be.

I agree with all the points and it is a fun and entertaining podcast.