Thursday, August 14, 2008

Do Schools Kill Creativity?


A must-see for every parent and teacher. Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, and a leading expert on innovation in education and business.

Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA. More TEDTalks at

[Thanks to Lily Fu @ PeakSpeak for bringing this important message to my attention!]


Anonymous said...

That's why ponteng is a culture at my home.

Gerald Wee Eng Kian said...

After most of the laughter in that clip is a dead and dread silence. I sense that is the academic intelligence part in the room finally crashing with the emotional/creative part of their bodies.

That was a lightbulb going on about the crippling/bankrupting of children's creativity in traditional schooling.

At school I was called a devil worshipper for playing too many role playing games. Today I write fantasy fiction, fold origami one handed and can rotate a 3d image in my head. I love being a mistif.