Friday, September 12, 2008

Education Killing Creativity... everywhere.

For long, we have all been suspecting this, but somehow haven't been convinced of - that our education system kills creativity. We have all seen the T-Shirts bearing "I was born genius, education ruined me".

Having said, I somehow always believed that this was localized to India's education system and lead to believe that systems elsewhere were of a different paradigm promoting creativity. Turns out that I was probably wrong.

Sir Ken Robinson talks about how education systems across the world have the same bearings and same trait of killing creativity. The following video, apart from the message is hugely entertaining and is humurous all along, still getting the message across in an extremely strong manner. Its an absolute must-watch:




If you liked this video and would like to read more about him, visit his profile page at TED.

This is a legal Video and you can download this legally, as well subscribe to all TED videos through Podcasts or otherwise. Visit www.ted.com.

Administrative note

All tech posts have now moved to http://tech.shreeni.info or you may subscribe to its RSS feed. In due course, I shall be moving it out completely, so if you follow my tech posts, please shift to following that blog.