Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

by Katie Ledger on January 7, 2008 · 2 comments

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I was talking with a friend about creativity today and saying that I didn’t always feel I was creative. Did lots of different activities at school: sport, acting, debating but didn’t think of these as particularly “creative”. I do now think I’m creative but even more so since I left broadcast news!

Well its an old video now but still a “must see” – Sir Ken Robinson’s 20 min Talk at TED Conference (2006). Monterey, California – an entertaining case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.

Sir Ken Robinson, CBE (born in Liverpool is a leading expert on innovation, creativity and human resources.

He is the author of the books The Arts in Schools: Principles, Practice and Provision (which discusses the place of the arts in the schools’ curricula) and Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (which, according to Arts Professional, “focuses on the widening gulf between academic institution teachings and the feelings, emotions and imagination that drive us as humans”).

Robinson feels that Western education is geared at training workers instead of training young people to think critically about life, art, culture, and humanism.

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1 Steve January 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm

scouser – love him 🙂

2 Katie Ledger January 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm

chose to live in Stratford and LA though.Tells you something…:)

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