Do Schools Kill Creativity?


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Do Schools Kill Creativity?


Sir Ken Robinson – the well-known British educator and creativity expert says “Yes”.


“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” ~Ken Robinson

Here are some important abstracts from his presentation (hopefully it will inspire you to watch the whole presentation given below. It’s really worth watching):


“We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather we get educated out of it.”


“We know three things about intelligence:


One, it’s diverse, we think about the world in all the ways we experience it. We think visually, we think in sound, we think kinesthetically. We think in abstract terms, we think in movement.
Secondly, intelligence is dynamic. If you look at the interactions of a human brain, as we heard yesterday from a number of presentations, intelligence is wonderfully interactive. The brain isn’t divided into compartments. In fact, creativity, which I define as the process of having original ideas that have value, more often than not comes about through the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things…
And the third thing about intelligence is, it’s distinct.”


Continue watching the presentation and do share your views.