Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson, author and speaker, poses the question, “Do schools kill creativity?” I found this video to be very interesting and right on.  I regret that it has taken me this long to find.  It was taped January 2007. I hope that all teachers, administrators, and school board members have already seen the video. If not, watch it here. 

The Arts are being pushed aside and most courses are designed to teach the left side of the brain only.  The focus on standardized testing is limiting the subjects and skills taught, especially in small school districts.  Our education system in the United States has many real problems. Most people can see the problems, but can anyone find the solution?


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3 Responses to Do Schools Kill Creativity?

  1. Lara says:

    Very funny on a serious subject. It reminded me of a quote about education from Mark Twain. He said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” As a big proponent of homeschooling myself, I have to agree with what Sir Robinson has observed in public schools. However regardless of how parents choose to educate their children, I believe it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the arts are part of their child’s life. There are many different avenues for you to explore in your child’s life from music to dance. I try to follow my child’s lead, interest, and talent.
    Thanks for posting this video. I really enjoyed it.

  2. Bakkanekko says:

    I don’t believe that school kills creativity, almost every school have art subject, tho, they don’t teach them so deep, but, it’s not that easy to kill a creativity 🙂

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