Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sir Ken Robinson on creativity

A must-see for anyone who's been dragged, kicking and screaming, through a compulsory schooling system governed by soulless morons. I'm 33 years old and I still resent my brush with formal education, up to and including my involvement with classes ostensibly designed for the "creatively talented." We need the revolution Robinson discusses and we need it now.


Anonymous said...

Very enjoyable and well done presentation. I would add that another most important element is parental support of their children and their creative abilities. Too often, I think, we have been overly influenced by the education system to assume that they know what is best for our children. That is totally untrue.

On a particular parent night at my daughter's school, the typical meet the teachers thing, my daughter's seventh grade physical education teacher, a man, approached me and told me that he didn't think she was much of an athlete. I responded that he should put on a pair of tap shoes and go one on one with her and I was sure that while he laid on the ground gasping for breath, she would still be dancing. We must not allow others to force their definitions of our abilities upon us.


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