Why creativity is as important in education as literacy?

Why creativity is as important in education as literacy?

This brilliant talk by Ken Robinson will make you seriously think about the education system. During his TED talk, Robinson discusses some of the pitfalls of education in America, including how they are measuring academic ability and intelligence.

An important remark on Robinson’s talk is the importance of children being prepared to be wrong in order to come up with anything original. If we’re not prepared to be wrong as a kid, by the time we get to be adults, we have lost that capacity, because we have become frightened of being wrong.

Do you believe that schools kill creativity?  How? Do you agree that the education system should be predicated on the idea of academic ability? How do you think intelligence must be measured? Feel free to comment below to share your thoughts about this great reflection made by Ken Robinson.

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