How our schools kill creativity

This is a video of a talk Ken Robinson gave to the TED lecture series in California on how schools kill creativity.

In this talk, the always hilarious, but also always informative Ken Robinson first asks whether our schools stifle creativity.  I thought this very personal discussion by Robinson about whether this sanitation of our creativity is done and how it is done, does a great job of illustrating how this, the basic driving force of industrialization, ultimately poisons ourselves and cannot continue on indefinitely.

And besides, I laughed my butt off at his description of university professors, so even if you disagree with this, I still figured it was worth sharing.

Enjoy.

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click here for Ken Robinson’s talk

3 Responses to “How our schools kill creativity”


  1. 1 Polly Jones 1 July, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    That’s was a funny clip…Most of what he said resonated with me. I thought his point that schooling esssentially mines our minds to produce certain commodities was particularly interesting.

    Anyway, I’m leaving you this Thinking Blogger Award. Particpate if you like.

    http://marginalnotes.typepad.com/pj/2007/06/i-think-therefo.html

  2. 2 paulitics 1 July, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Aw shucks, thanks for the award :)

    I was worried that people would think the clip was just something funny and not also something profound. I’m really glad you liked it.

  3. 3 John Wright 27 June, 2009 at 1:34 am

    So, what’s your e-mail? What’s your phone number? What’s your address??

    What, you aren’t a coward are you???? Show us where you are…you have to have more than that “Paul Bernardo” lookalike picture, don’t you???

    C’mon, fess up…


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