Friday, February 01, 2008

Sir Ken Robinson at TED

Update and bump: Fascinating talk about creativity and education.
Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with that same status.

The first 3 minutes are interesting. I'll have to come back and watch the rest when I get a chance. The TED talks tend to run about a half hour or more twenty minutes. Some of his talk:
I heard a great story recently. I love telling it, of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six, she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson, she did. The teacher was fascinated, and she went over to her, and she said, "What are you drawing?"
And the girl said, "I'm drawing a picture of God."
The teacher said, "But nobody knows what God looks like."
And the girl said, "They will in a minute!"


If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
He had a funny little riff about Shakespeare at seven. Nobody ever thinks of Shakespeare as a child, he says. "Go to bed! And put down that pencil. And stop talking like that!"

HT appleblossombeck at Street Prophets from the comments of a thread about ADD and Asperger's syndrome, this is said to be for everyone who was labelled in school. I agree.


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