Creativity in Schools


This video is an animated version of Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on creativity and the role of schools. The gist of his talk: “We are educating people out of their creativity”. He claims that this is because of standardisation in education. Education has become like a factory production line, where students are “manufactured” like batches of products. As a result, creativity has suffered. Therefore, he says that education should focus on “divergent thinking”, thinking about many solutions, not just one solution. Robinson also says that there should be focus on “collaboration”. Because the best ideas come from the exchange of ideas from small, focused groups. Finally, he also says that we should open the “hearts” of our children, especially the arts. We need to engage them.

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