Sir Ken Robinson TED talk presentation entitled “Do schools kill creativity?” makes the case in a profoundly entertaining way.
He explains why we need a school system that champions creativity.
If you have been wondering what TED Talk is all about, you should know that it’s a conference website where people meet to discuss the ideas that power our world.
Sir Ken Robinson he delivered a riveting speech about creativity and education.
Most people who we think of as being intelligent have mastered the ability to regurgitate information, but they lack the ability to form an independent thought.
This is a skill that most children have, and Robinson states that he believes all children to be artists.
However, a lifetime of being educated and being chastised for being wrong makes children too afraid to take the risks associated with creativity.
Public schools teach children responsibility, but they also teach children to conform.
For instance, choreographer Gillian Lynn (who worked on Cats and The Phantom of the Opera) struggled in school until her mother took her to dance school.
Sir Ken Robinson explains that today’s schools’ system would probably prescribe Ritalin and tell her to calm down instead of encouraging her creativity.
Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk | Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Robinson’s 2006 TED talk, “Do schools kill creativity?” which makes a strong case for educational systems needing to nurture creativity, has garnered over 34 million views.
Our kids are living in a world of immense changes, of growing complexity, of growing interconnection.
We, therefore, have to ask ourselves what sort of education do our children need to flourish in this world. Read more here: We need ‘more creative’ schools