Schools and Creativity

Jun 12, 2013 by

Perhaps the most famous talk on schooling and creativity is the following talk that Ted Robinson gave at a Ted conference. Filled with humor, it has been viewed by over four million people.

The entire gist of the talk is that schools are killing children’s creativity. The world definitely needs more independent thinkers rather than conformists. More entrepreneurs who will create the jobs who employ the workers of the future. More inventors, creators and developers who have the dream and drive to create for us better lives and a more promising future.

But are we producing this type of individual with our educational system, or stifling the ideal of creativity and independence? Do we foster the various types of multiple intelligence in children, or do we just focus on academic mastery and test-taking excellence?

Ken Robinson gives some thoughts on this issue:

 

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