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Monday, November 24, 2008

Education and Creativity

The following link is a wonderful talk about creativity and education – about how we should value and encourage it. The talk by Sir Ken Robinson posits that creativity is as important as literacy.

Among other things in the talk Robertson says that:

  • children are not afraid of being wrong
  • that if people are not prepared to be wrong they will never come up with anything original
  • that our current system “educates” people out of being creative

The talk is just under 20 minutes long and is also very funny.

Check it out at:

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Posted by Steven Fletcher at 3:10 PM
Edited on: Monday, November 24, 2008 3:17 PM
Categories: Education