Sir Ken Robinson (TED) | Do schools kill creativity?

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
— attributed to Pablo Picasso


I want to talk about education and I want to talk about creativity. My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status….

Picasso once said this, he said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe this passionately, that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it….

I believe our only hope for the future is to adopt a new conception of human ecology, one in which we start to reconstitute our conception of the richness of human capacity. Our education system has mined our minds in the way that we strip-mine the earth: for a particular commodity. And for the future, it won’t serve us.



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Sir Ken Robinson (TED) | Do schools kill creativity?

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