“We say to children, ‘Don’t do art. You’re not going to be an artist.’ Interestingly, we don’t say, ‘Don’t do math. You’re not going to be a mathematician."
[from "Why professors don’t dance: Sir Ken Robinson on creativity", by Shelagh McNally.]
ken robinson speaks to us about creativity in education and what a legend he is - witty, insightful - the master presenter. he will have you hanging on his every word... unless of course you feel his message is somehow threatening [?]
;>) [Photo by Luigi d’Astolofo]
it's ideas like Sir Ken's that keep my passion for teaching alive.
and in relation to the business world, where Sir Ken is also a respected consultant, he has to say...
"Businesses everywhere have to compete in a world that's changing faster than ever. To keep pace they need people who can consistently generate new ideas and adapt to constant change. Many companies say it's getting harder to find these people. One of the major reasons is education. All over the world, formal education systematically suppresses creative thinking and flexibility."