Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Sir Ken Robinson

“Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity” is a TED Talk.

Aquí una charla en la cual Ken Robinson comenta acerca de la creatividad que es destruida en las escuelas.

Some quotes on this talk:

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” — Ken Robinson

“We are educating people out of their creative capacities.”

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”

“There isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches dance everyday to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why?”

“You were probably steered benignly away from things at school when you were a kid — things you liked — on the grounds that you would never get a job doing that: ‘Don’t do music, you’re not going to be a musician. Don’t do art, you won’t be an artist.’ Benign advice — now, profoundly mistaken.”

Fuente: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity at TED.com

Transcripción en español: TED Talks: Ken Robinson: Las escuelas matan la creatividad? en diegolear.org (.Edu.Co.Blog)

Transcripción completa y plana: Transcript for Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity at dotSUB.com (también está disponible en la parte inferior al video en la página del link anterior en TED.com)

About Ken Robinson

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.

Why you should listen to him?

Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? “Everyone should watch this.”

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His latest book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, a deep look at human creativity and education, was published in January 2009.

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