Schools kill creativity

Posted: 19/12/2010 in Risks
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Surfing wordpress blogs today, I have landed on a video by Ken Robinson talking about how schools kill creativity. Here is the pessage I loved the most :

What these things have in common is that kids will take a chance, If they don’t know, they’ll have a go. They’re not frightened of being wrong. What we do know is, if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong. And we run our company like this, by the way. We stigmatize mistakes. And we’re now running national education systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make. And the result is we are educating people out of their creative capacities. Picasso once said this. He said that all children are born artists. the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.

This pessage extends the ideas about security and risks originally discussed here.

The video of Ken Robinson is here.

  1. Michael G. says:

    Ken Robinson is quite brilliant. I love the quote. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Maria Gemma Tadeo says:

    I also like Ken Robinson. Check his more recent TED Talk here:

  3. masood says:

    Great quote btw..:)

  4. ram0ram says:

    divine… nice … the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up…..

    love all…


  5. Shanna VanNorman says:

    Nice — I love the idea of creativity and allowing ourselves to make mistakes as adults — this is when we become out true-selves.

    Best to you and your blog,


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