Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education into a creative place to learn. Don’t miss this insightful film.
I like Sir Ken Robinson a lot. One time I had my speech presentation based on his TED talk “Schools kill creativity”. He is an extraordinary inspirational person. I most certainly agree that our formal education kills creativity. And the educational system is getting worse around the world. For example, in Russia for many years they had special school programs that include a huge variety of discipline and broad variety of classes, the tests mostly include questions that develop critical thinking in all subjects. Now, the government passed a new “trial” educational system. That system excludes a lot of important subjects and classes, and the tests will be only multiple choice. Back in Russian history, an education was a privilege, and only children from rich societies could have a full education, they usually came from wealthy families and concluded their study right in their own home as part of a home schooling. However, the quality of education was much better than now. Besides general education subjects, such as math, history, and science, children were taught how to play different musical instruments. Children were also taught to know several foreign languages, how to dance, how to write poems, socialize and paint. Based on the olden education system the world had the opportunity to know such wonderful people as the famous authors of Russian classical novels; musicians, scientists, and mathematicians.
Now days parents are so limited in time and money that they hardly have an opportunity to give their child to public school, where he or she will be treated the same way as everybody else. In other words a child will be compressed into a small box and it will be hard for him or her to get out and look at the world outside of that contained space.
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