Sir Ken Robinson is simply a remarkable person. He is a world-renowned speaker on how to inspire creativity and innovation. He is inspirational. He delivers his understandings and wisdom with “warmth, passion and wit”. “He was voted Business Speaker of the Year by over 200 global and European companies. In June 2003, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his outstanding achievements as a leader in creativity, education and the arts.” [http://www.sirkenrobinson.com/]
In this fifteen minute presentation he delivers a moving and also delightfully witty talk on schooling and creativity. He succinctly points out how education is geared towards ultimately producing university professors. The core subjects dominate the arts and music. There is little room for creativity. An education system that is a by-product of the industrial revolution of the 19th century.
All educators should take the time out to watch this inspiring and thought provoking presentation given at TED Talks in 2006…. “Do schools kill creativity?”