Do Schools Kill Creativity

June 5, 2007

I so enjoy a new good idea, well presented. An imaginative
idea will stimulate my own imagination with possible ramifications,
applications, extrapolations, and maybe even a fresh idea of my own.
Finding new, innovative, original thinkers can be frustrating or
confusing as sometimes I’m not sure where to look or to invest my time
and energy. I recently found the following web site that shows a great
deal of potential.

You'll find this video near the end of this post but I want to also make you aware of TED,
a really interesting web site that offers "Ideas Worth Spreading”. (TED
stands for Technology, Education, Design.) This is a really interesting
site with many presenters covering a wealth of ideas and an opportunity
to network in this rich environment. I found the TED site to be very
stimulation and am excited with expectation that there will be much
more to be found.

The video is of Sir Ken Robinson, who is described at the site as a
visionary cultural leader and creativity expert. “Sir Ken led the
British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural
education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the
educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his
achievements.”

Be aware, the video will require about 20 minutes to see in its
entirety, perhaps a long time for the attention of many web users. But,
I assure you, it is well worth watching and not the least bit tedious.
Sir Ken has a very entertaining style along with his valuable message
of the importance of creativity and the necessity to encourage it. View this video below or click here to go to the TED web site to see it.

Enjoy- and don’t forget to come back here to comment.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

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