Posted on March 13, 2007

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Is Education Killing Creativity?

In this compelling and profoundly moving speech from the 2006 TED Conference, Sir Ken Robinson delivers a wonderful argument for the need to rethink the principles on which we’re educating our children, our view of intelligence and the value we place on creativity.

Robinson argues that every education system on the planet…and pretty much every company too…squander the tremendous, creative capacities inherent in all of us by educating us (or scaring us) out of creativity.

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. And yet we run our schools and companies (including ad agencies) by stigmatizing mistakes!?

I want the entire world to listen to this speech.

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