Friday Flick: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson TED 2006
Sir Ken Robinson TED 2006: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson, author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative, and The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, spoke at TED a few years ago about how we’re born creative until we unlearn it. If you know a child who can’t sit still (and which of them can anymore?), you’ll love the story of Gillian Lynne.

It’s time to unlearn our unlearning. Even Robinson’s second edition of Out of Our Minds turned into a far more extensive revision than he expected because the world had changed so dramatically. We can’t even imagine what’s next, and yet we’re preparing children for that future.

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Text © Gwyn Nichols 2011, All Rights Reserved.

Photo: screenshot from YouTube.

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