How Education Killed Your Creativity [TED]

“I’ve heard a story recently, of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six, and she was at the back, drawing. And the teacher said, this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did. The teacher was fascinated and she went over to her and said, “What are you drawing?”. And the girl said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” And the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the girl said, “They will in a minute.”

In this hilarious, and at the same time profoundly moving speech, Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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