Saturday, July 07, 2007

Do schools kill creativity?

I found this wonderful presentation on Google Video.

Sir Ken Robinson is author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, and a leading expert on innovation and human resources. In this talk, he makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. [Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 20:02]

This is worth a look. My only regret is that it is a video and not an article. I had to keep stopping the video to write things down. Ken Robinson's presentation was targeted towards changes in public education, but I could see many applications to homeschool families as well. Sometimes I am too quick to imitate the public school model that kills creativity.

By the way, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an invitation-only event where the world's leading thinkers and doers gather to find inspiration.


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