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Sir Ken Robinson talks about creativity and what's wrong with our education systems


Pete Bradshaw found this conference presentation of Sir Ken Robinson speaking at a TED conference. Watch the clip.

He is particularly entertaining to watch and listen to as he talks about creativity and what is wrong with our education systems.

"If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. By the time children become adults, they become frightened of being wrong"

Ken argues that we are educating people out of their creative capacities.

Ken is also a writer and publisher, and having been inspired by his talk, I'm really interested in reading his book, 'Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative.'


I have watched the TED video and hear clearly what he says about not educating for the future.

what i want to hear is what he and others are doing/going to do to re-educate the current teachers. I am bound by the National curriculum to reach target for my Key syage 3 and 4 students in their use of computers. I want them to use the PC/chip as a tool to be used as and when it is the best tool for the job. i am 60 and should think about giving up. How can i harness the children's knowledge and desire if it is still there, and how do i do the best for the middle to bottom end with 30 n a class?

All suggestions gratefully received.

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