Thursday, April 02, 2009

Creative thinkers have a difficult time at school

Picture thinking is a talent, but at school it is not estimated for its worth. Creative thinking, finding original solutions, looking at things from another perspective. Those characteristics are much needed in our society, but at school they lead to lower appraisal. Students with restless minds and bodies - far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity - are ignored or even stigmatized. The talent is wasted.
Sir Ken Robinson, expert on the field of creativity and innovation, argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says.
Sir Ken Robinson held his TEDTalk in June 2006 , but the content is still up to date.

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Anonymous said...

Very useful post on Creative thinking.

karim - Positive thinking