Ken Robinson says schools kill creativityDon’t let the title stop you in your tracks, as this here is one of the most viewed TED Talks ever and rightfully so!
In this video, Sir Ken Robinson is talking about how we have designed our educational systems in such a way, that they end up stifling and damaging the innate curiosity that kids grow up with. How this is accomplished, is by virtue of how the educational systems are setup all over the globe. It’s a hierarchy where Mathematics and languages are at the top, followed by humanities and then arts are generally categorized at the bottom.
But that’s just the start. Ken has taken the whole notion of taking for granted how education is imparted and flipped it upside down. I was surprised, that I hadn’t seen this clip before. Oh, also, he’s got an excellent sense of humor!
Creativity and innovation go hand in hand, and well some of understand (we think we do) how innately that is tied with economies of scale and prosperity. I am glad that we have people like Ken who know what they are talking about, have the experience to back it up and can articulate and drive this important message really really well. Well done Good Sir!