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We are educating people out of their creative capacities


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#1 Nepheline

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

If anyone has a spare ten minutes and wants to watch a fantastic video which was based on a speech given by sir Ken Robinson, world expert in education and creativity then I would highly recommend this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U...;feature=relmfu

A teacher friend of mine played it to me last night and I found it really interesting - he certainly makes some good points about the problems with our public schooling system.

In a quote taken from the TED website:

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating   our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to   cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become   good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless   minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and   curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatised, with terrible   consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity,"

Someone watch this video please! Or has anyone seen it already? It's been playing on my mind since I saw it and as I don't have children yet I would love to know what parents and other teachers think about his point of view.

#2 aluminium

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

I agree it is a good video. I watched it as part of my PD last year.

I think some schools do educate creativity out but there are lots of schools that work on de Bonos Hats and Multiple Intelligence models to ensure that students are learning in a manner that enriches their own learning styles. When those methods are in place, I believe creativity is encouraged and developed.

I think it is worth noting that the new NSW English Syllabus - has more weight placed on creative and imaginative expression and composition too. ...

#3 Tyfle Hour

Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Thanks for posting that.  Food for thought, although I'm not sure what you do with these ideas, particularly given myself and my DDs have both fitted in quite nicely into the current education system.

#4 wonder woman

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

Yes, it's good, isn't it?

I highly recommend all the RSA Animate videos (http://www.thersa.or...ents/rsaanimate), such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC7ANGMy0yo.




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