Saturday, November 03, 2007

Creativity in education

If anyone hasn't watched this TED video of Sir Ken Robinson, on education please take a few minutes and treat yourself to this guy. He is talking about how important creativity is in education and about how seriously we have missed the boat on this so far; that our educational system is good for creating university professors who live in their heads, and for teaching people to fear failure, and that's about it. I loved what he had to say. Plus, he is hilarious.


mindy said...

Oh My God!!! Thank you so much Madeline. I will pass this on to everyone I know. Absolutely brilliant!!

Tamar Orvell said...

this is one of the messages the dalai lama shared w his small audience of 7K at centennial olympic park in downtown atlanta last month. he said, american education is great for the brain though education for the heart is much needed. he urged parents to show affection and love, and then he laughed his adorable laugh, adding: easy for me to say. i am monk.

you can listen to the whole talk on streaming video/audio at