Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"We are educating people out of creativity."

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize -- much less cultivate -- the talents of many brilliant people. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: "If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk, please stop whatever you're doing and watch it now."

Via swissmiss.

3 comments:

Kindermusik of the Valley said...

This is good advise Molly. I completely enjoyed the 20 minutes it took to listen to this TED talk. I am now going forward changed. Thanks
Helen

Molly McGinn said...

My favorite was the dancer analogy.

"Some people need to move to think."

Merri said...

I heard this last year, Molly, and it revolutionized my teaching, both in Kindermusik and in my piano studio. You combine Sir Ken with Ben Zander and Neil Moore, and my whole teaching paradigm shifted off its axis and into a whole new orbit last year! :-D