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School Kills Creativity

onster
October 18th, 2008, 11:50 PM
I was sent this video by a friend. I think it should be a must see for teachers (or those interested in education...which according to Ken, should be all of us :thumbs up).

A bit long winded, but really true. A few of his points I already knew, but he just put it quite well.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

onster
October 18th, 2008, 11:52 PM
lol and I realize most ppl will find this guy boring. I was/am interested in teachers college though so maybe thats why I find it interesting :shrug:

hazelrunpack
October 19th, 2008, 12:24 AM
I wish I could download video cuz I'd love to hear what the guy thinks. I'm thinking that I agree with him. :D Especially in this day and age of group projects and political correctness. Seems like the value of individual thinking has depreciated lately :shrug:

kanis
October 19th, 2008, 04:58 AM
I saw this recently. It's interesting. I think we do clamp down on true creativity. After having just read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, I said to them "I find myself in a awkward situation. In one way I say 'Be yourself' and in another 'Be yourself but only when it suits me'." We had a great discussion on it. How do we balance conformity with creativity? It's tough. I want them to discover themselves but at the same time, I have a curriculum to teach. Tough. Help!!

kanis
October 19th, 2008, 04:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

Here it is if you can't view it via TED.

hazelrunpack
October 19th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks, Kanis...but my connection is too slow to view any video. :sad: Even ones I've uploaded myself! :rolleyes:

It is an interesting topic, however.