Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill the Creativity We Need Now More Than Ever

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

Ken Robinson, author of the funny and deeply insightful, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Lifemakes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures–rather than stigmatizes–creativity.

“The whole system of education is radically changing beneath our feet.”

The whole world is engulfed in a revolution, says Robinson. Academic ability has really come to dominate our view of intelligence because the universities design the system in their image. If you think of the whole system of education around the world is a protracted process of university entrance. And the consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not because what they were good at in school wasn’t valued or was actually stigmatized–and we can’t afford to go on that way.

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