Friday, July 24, 2009

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

A humorous, but poignant view on how our education system devalues creativity in the interests of industrialism to the detriment of people in general.

I disagree with the implication that mathematics is not creative. Paul Lockhart in A Mathematician’s Lament writes about the education system destroying the curiosity and creativity in maths.

I agree wholeheartedly that the education system values certain qualities in people over others and that can deeply (negatively) impact the self worth of young children on the wrong side of that.

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