Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Education should nurture the individual rather than be so concerned about test scores.
Encourage children to investigate their ideas and run with them. Do not stifle them with a mandated belief system of education that is limiting.
The arts are disappearing from school systems. Children have the capacity to be innovative and have tremendous talents. They just need to be brought to the surface. Picasso said that all children are born artists but they are forced to grow out of it, instead creativity should be valued and also nurtured. So many children’s dreams of succeeding in the arts are discouraged most of their childhoods.
As long as the painting is only going to go up on the fridge, that’s okay but wanting to continue into life creating any form of art is most often looked down upon as something that will turn you into a Vincent van Gogh, broke all his life. But those who own his paintings now are bloody millionaires and billionaires.
Why is the artist not supported in our society?
Writers create ways of looking at the world from a new perspective.
All artists try to find within them the muse that will open or reopen the door to the mystical, magical world of our imagination.
Well, I suggest it is valuable and important to listen to this video. It is enlightening and humorous.
Sir Ken Robinson is a brilliant mind who has important knowledge and insight to convey in his TED talk on creativity and education. Listen, hear, laugh and enjoy and if you have children or have an influence on them consider encouraging their creativity. by Jennifer Kiley