Education and Creativity
February 3, 2011 §
When my husband called me over to his computer and said, ‘hey, come check out this cool video’, I cringed inside, expecting to see yet another zany commercial for Japanese noodles or the seventeenth installment of a Youtube meme. Instead, he showed me this TED talk about education and creativity.
Besides the fact that there’s an amusing British guy in it, it’s also a very engaging talk about how educations all over the world undervalue creativity and, in fact, tend to drain it out of kids before they get very far. As a teacher and a writer, the whole theme’s really stuck with me since I’ve seen it. How can we encourage kids to stay creative throughout their schooling years, even in a system that doesn’t always support that kind of thinking?
I’d love for you to watch the video and hear your thoughts. Aaaaaaand go.