Creativity and Education
Ken Robinson talks about the importance of creativity within the educational system. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original . . . In the course of the 2006 TED conference, Robinson comes up with an hilarious and inspiring talk on the future of education. He talks about the young Shakespeare being in someone’s English class – how annoying would that be?
And he describes how the ballerina and choreographer, Gillian Lynne (Cats, Phantom of the Opera), diagnosed with a learning disorder as a young girl, was eventually seen, by an eagle-eyed psychologist, as simply another person who had to move to think – i.e. a dancer.
My thanks to Sophia Preston for the link to this one