Recently I came across a very interesting and entertaining talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the subject ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ You will find the YouTube video embedded below. It is 20 minutes long and well worth the watch.
Here are some of my favourite quotes from his speech to whet your appetite:
- “My contention is creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
- “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original.”
- “Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not [talented, brilliant and creative] because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued or was actually stigmatized.”
He also uses the intriguing term “academic inflation,” but I’ll let him explain the meaning.
Please watch and enjoy. 🙂