Creativity and Education

Hubby shared this video with me and I thought it was very True, We are educating our children out of their creative capacity. It’s a long video but worth it.

http://www.openenglish.com/blog/?p=11

“The whole structure of education is shifting beneath our feet.”
One of my favorite videos on the web and a tough act to follow. Sir Ken Robinson calls attention to the fact that nobody has a clue what the world will look like in five years and yet we face the challnge of educating our children for the problems we will face in 20. Fortunately, children have this tremendous propensity for innovation and it is just such creativity that will be critical to solve these problems. He suggests that we are educating our children out of their creative capacity when we should be placing an equal emphasis on creativity as we do on literacy. This will require a fundamentally new approach to education that grasps the fact that “if you’re not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with something original.”
Developing the skill sets and communities that help to facilitate innovation in the global economy will undoubtedly be a core element in addressing some of the crises we are facing as a planet.

-jim

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