Education and Creativity
It is no secret that I love the TED Talks given by Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and education. There is so much to learn from his views about modern-day education and creativity, that I decided to make a video of my favorite nuggets of wisdom from him. This is as much for you, who will find value in it, as it is for me. Every time the rat race gets on my nerves, I wish to revisit this post and remember that my creativity needs – rather demands – my unique abilities. And I have to learn to take a breather every now and then and make space in the clutter of my mind to let innovation take root.
Below are two of my favorites from the list by Sir Ken Robinson, one each about creativity and education:
To find your Element you may have to challenge your own beliefs about yourself. Whatever age you are, you’ve almost certainly developed an inner story about what you can do and what you can’t do; what you’re good at and what you’re not good at. You may be right, of course. But for all the reasons we’ve discussed, you may be misleading yourself. Part of making sense of where you are now is to understand how you got here. So if you do doubt your aptitudes in certain areas, think about how these doubts were first formed.
– Sir Ken Robinson
One of the essential problems for education is that most countries subject their schools to the fast-food model of quality assurance when they should be adopting the Michelin model instead. The future for education is not in standardizing but in customizing; not in promoting groupthink and “deindividuation” but in cultivating the real depth and dynamism of human abilities of every sort.
– Sir Ken Robinson
Hope you guys like it! Ciao, until next time 🙂
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