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Do schools kill creativity?

SummerSummer
posted 9 years 1 month ago
I watched this video and found it fantastic!! It fits me well and I want to read the book. Do you agree with Sir Ken Robinson??

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson...l_creativity.html


SamuelSamuel
posted 9 years 1 month ago
Yes and No, you have to have certain subjects some of which are mind numbing in my opinion, maths for example possibly the main cause of suicide in the world too. It is hard to teach everything your students need to know with a good balance of self thinking an expression sometimes, obviously in things like art, textiles, woodwork, food tech and english it is quite easy as the whole subjects are centered around expression of self. The only creative things we do in biology is allowing students to design their own experiments and presentations, which isn't a lot really.

ElementaryElementary
posted 9 years 1 month ago
I agree with a lot of what he is saying, but you do need the 'boring' subjects to get a job. Creative subjects do require a degree of the other subjects. Why is the onus on teachers though??
What is the point of a highly creative day at school when the child goes home and turns into a zombie couch potato. How many children are able to get messy? How many children are allowed to make some sort of decision?
I witnessed a child running out of school today, waving a painting for which they'd got a merit! The parent took hold of it and was almost embarressed Sad
Martha is fairly creative, but since going to school has become more creative Smile
Sure we expect something from their schooling, but I also expect to take an active role as well.

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