Wednesday, September 15, 2010

education and creativity

I don't generally post videos, as I don't have much time or patience to watch them, but art and education are very much on my mind lately. As an artist and a teacher, I'm very much interested in how creativity is treated in the public school system.
Here are some quotes from Sir Ken Robinson on this video which made an impact on me:
        Education systems all over the world have the same hierarchy of academic subjects taught..... We start to educate them (children) progressively from the waist up, and then we focus on their heads. and slightly to one side.
          (Looking at education, one would have to conclude that) the out put, the purpose, is to produce university professors. University professors live almost entirely in their heads...... their bodies exist just to carry their heads around.
        Our education system has stripmined our minds the way we've strip mined the earth for a particular commodity.


  1. I love this video! thanks for sharing. i am always so impressed with TED. I love his story about the dancer!

  2. I watched this entire video ... God has blessed me with a dancer son a great great navigator girl like Columbus

  3. I celebrate your children! May they always have the courage and support to be who they really are!