Does Education Kill Creativity?

Summary:

In this TedTalk, Sir Ken Robinson discusses how the current education system deters creativity. Children are not frightened of being wrong, until taught to be. He claims that education, in its current form, makes students scared of making mistakes which then prohibits their ability to innovate. We don’t grow into creativity, but rather, get educated out of it.

 

Debrief:

  • What are three things Robinson claims limit children’s creativity?
  • How can education foster creativity instead of undermine it?
  • What is Robinson’s reasoning for claiming that creativity is as important as literacy?
  • What are the effects of prioritizing math/science over the arts?