I really find this talk most interesting. When there is so much pressure on students to do something “practical”, to study a degree with a view to finding a job, is our school system doing the same? Should studies be a source of data, a way to get ready for work life or simply prepare us for life in general? Shouldn’t we get something else from the amount of hours we spend sitting at a desk? What about dancing, drama, music, painting, art in general? There are those who argue that students nowadays lack basic knowledge of important aspects of our culture, our geography, that they can hardly write without spelling mistakes, and there isn’t enough time at school and we have to find our priorites. And which should they be?
What do you think? Do really schools kill creativity?
Watch the talk and find out what Robinson thinks about this. Then take a position: are you in favour of the motion (“Schools kill creativity”) or against the motion? Write your opinion in a comment and vote in the poll.
Ken Robinson in TED
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(In TED you can read some reactions to Robinson’s speech.)