Sunday, June 24, 2007

Damn straight

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children.


Wade said...

Wow, unconventional and powerful talk. I feel his message deeply. The Education System develops qualities to allow you to reach 'that great thing' one day.

A semi-complimentary cartoon(2mins), pulls at the undertones of creativity and it's purpose.


Anonymous said...

I always thought that way.

Maybe I just read Ivan Illich at too early an age.

I do, however, think the "three Rs" are still essential, not as an end in themselves but as an aid to communication and rational and rigorous thought. (To which I would now add "keyboard skills".) None of this need stifle creativity, if approached properly.

Shaw's comment that those who can, do, and those who can't, teach, has a lot of resonances. It certainly explains some aspects of our education systems.

At least I think it was Shaw; watch those commas; and I haven't counted the resonances.

I do like Robinson's reference to the Professors seeing their bodies purely as a means of transport for getting their heads to meetings.