Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
Uses humour, tells jokes, anecdotes. “Shakespeare was in someone’s English class”
Engages audience: “do you?”, “am I right?”, “is that right?”, “isn’t that true?”
o Human creativity,
o We have no idea about the future,
o children have extraordinary capacities.
CREATIVITY IS AS IMPORTANT AS LITERACY
Kids aren’t frightened of being wrong – if you are not prepared to be wrong, you won’t come up with
anything original. – by the time they become adults they’ve lost that capacity.
Hierarchy in Education
Arts (Art and Music more important than Drama and Dance)
Public education is to produce University Professors – Live in their heads.
Education was developed in the 19 century to meet the needs of industrialism.
Academic ability is seen as a measure of intelligence.
Intelligence is Diverse, Dynamic, Distinct.
Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have use.
Women can multi-task.
Dame Gillian Barbara Lynne, DBE was very active as a child, people who couldn’t sit still, people who
had to move to think. Problems with ADHD
Educate the whole being.