How Schools Kill Creativity

I ranted some time ago about compartmentalising university education. Continuing in similar vein, I’ve recently discovered the excellent Sir Ken Robinson. He generally rants about the problems present in school education systems, which seemingly also suffer from compartmentalising and other related evils.

The man himself.

Here’s a talk he gave at TED on “How schools kill creativity.”

For all his TED talks, go here.

I think you’ll find he’s pretty rad, so go listen to at least one of his talks! Intelligent and funny, always a winning combo.

I’ll leave you with some choice quotes of his:

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.”

“Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.”

“Human life is inherently creative. It’s why we all have different résumés. … It’s why human culture is so interesting and diverse and dynamic.”

+AMDG

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