A great speech!
A great speech!
Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything... Academic inflation...
I like generally like the "TED" talks. This one does not belong. Educational systems killing individuality and creativity has been beaten to death. And yet they survive death, continuing to brutalize new generations.
About creativity and rethinking education objectives
And right now in blighty we have an education minister pushing for an even greater focus on academic subjects at the cost of the arts.
AMAZING! Just keep watching.
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Really interesting video
Ken Robinson says that the main goal of education systems is to produce university professors. This does seem to be the case. Everyone wants their children to end up going to university, so the children end up studying academic subjects for which they may not be suited. The failure of many children to thrive in academic programs acts to kill their natural creativity.
Fear of being wrong. Assuming that every problem has a Single Correct Answer.
Although it was a great speech, I can't say I agree with his conclusion that schools kill creativity. I believe schools are trying everything they can to kill the creativity, but that this very way of acting forces to children to think about what they really like, and what they are good in.
Most of the creative people have rebelled against their education, but would they have if there was no education to start with? If schools were really killing creativity, you'd expect a lot of fresh new ideas from country's where education is nearly nonexistent, but as political incorrect it may be to say it, this simply isn't true. What great discovery's, ideas or works of art have come from these country's in the last few years? Sure, there may be other causes for that, but I'd say the lack of education is a big factor in that.
Excellent and highly inspiring speech. Well worth a look!
Outstanding...entertaining yet relivant presentation on public education in the 21st century. In my opinion a must see for anyone interested in the future ....via the education of our youth. Probably one of the best www.ted.com presentations.
more model for you.
@ondway Re: it is very sad that our children are not given the proper opportunity to explore the creative part of themselves because they are bogged down with so many other time consuming classes
One alternative is to teach the kids are home or choose a school that offers a more flexible curriculum.
Not sure where you live, but in the UK there are many such schools. Expensive, though.
This is excellent!
I can relate to everything he said. It is very sad that our children are not given the proper opportunity to explore the creative part of themselves because they are bogged down with so many other time consuming classes. My son writes lyrics along with the music. It is his passion. He does not attend public school, instead he attends k12 International online academy. I am so grateful that they give him the opportunity to grow his creative side as well as his academic side. Great talk.
I thumbed this up ages ago, I think they've changed all the TED urls, anyway, yeah, actually lost count of the number of times I've watched this - I've shown and sent it to several people and they never fail to be impressed or even inspired by this talk. Put 20 mins to one side and watch. You will enjoy it.