Are schools killing our creativity? This scary thought is the premise of Sir Ken Robinson during his TED Talk at Monterey (California) in 2006. We have little to add to his words besides that we strongly agree with everything that Robinson exposes here. It is not only what he tells but the way he tells it that have attracted more that 8 million people to watch this video.
You will discover how being wrong is not the same as being creative, but if you are not prepared to be wrong you will never come up with anything original. And this is precisely what schools are limiting, our ability to accept mistakes and try again. We are encouraged to speak only when we know the answer and punished when we don’t know it. Is this really the best way to learn?
If you don’t have 20 minutes to watch the complete video, here you have another link to see an animated 11 minutes version of the same conference.