How schools stifle creativity
- Sir Ken Robinson: We’re born with great natural talents
- He says schools systematically suppress many of those innate talents
- Schools use testing and other systems to narrowly assess students, he says
- He says they devalue forms of creativity that don’t fit in academic contexts
Editor’s note: Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D, an expert in creativity, innovation and human resources, gave this popular talk at the TED conference in 2006. In this article he explores why the message has resonated with audiences. Robinson is a best-selling author whose latest book is “The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Viking).” He received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his service to the arts and education.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.