Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

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Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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  • Nicholas C.
    February 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    if youre in school, reading, writing and passing exams, without ever taking a moment to ponder your future or the meaning of life, youre part of a long line of zombies moving in one direction

  • Binh Phuong Nguyen
    June 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

    who would be in 1000 dislikes??? What are they thinking ._.

  • Dayan Dunn
    June 29, 2017 at 12:59 am

    so are TED Talks for comedians ?

  • Ozm0zes Joe
    July 2, 2017 at 1:45 am

    This guy tickles my puckle

  • Jessie Hong
    July 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    knowledge don’t but rule do.

  • Matt Turpin
    July 6, 2017 at 7:31 am

    kids don’t need to learn art. Thats why its not important to schools.

  • Hurleydude1: Gamer
    July 7, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Hey look 900000 9 year olds complaining

  • Hi Jack
    July 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Great and now I better get back to fucking homework

  • Rikio Xp
    July 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    School doesn’t kill creativity if the education system is right,like freedom of writing of a topic and what interested you can take and homework are more fun if you give kids something back for what they do and you give them freedom about the topic

  • DanTheGamer
    July 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I learned adobe after effects by my own, my school made me learn useless things at 8 am

  • Achint Rastogi
    July 15, 2017 at 3:12 am

    is this the oldest video on utube ( 10yrs!)

  • Mrs Michael Jackson
    July 18, 2017 at 12:17 am

    He is incredibly smart and WILDLY HILARIOUS. I was literally cackling at his jokes.

  • The Vegan Martial Arts Café
    July 19, 2017 at 6:21 am

    I got kicked out of school yesterday.

  • Meredith B.
    July 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Superior talk. Thank you.

  • Naomi
    July 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    This guy forgets that loss of creativity as people grow older (also) is because of the brain development. Children (and people with autism, and maybe some other types of people that I don’t know about) have lots and mixed up brain connections which are very adaptive. This causes a chaotic but creative way of thinking. As most of us grow older, however, our brain connections get more in order, less adaptable etc and therefore we get less creative…

    • Naomi
      July 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      I’m not against this video tho; the guy still has a point. Though stuff like art classes won’t really let people’s creativity (as far as we have it; let’s not overestimate ourselves) prosper, I’m afraid; art is also prettty conformistic, especially in class.

      The IDEAL solution is of course to go back to be hunters & gatherers. All of this mess traces back to that disaster called the Agricultural Revolution, I’m afraid.

  • Joy Ellen
    July 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Education has become a way to indoctrinate children. These children have become brainwashed adults. Brainwashed adults can’t think.

  • Ekansh Lohani
    July 28, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Truly extremely motivational along with inspirational. Not to mention the hilarious parts! Hats off sir Ken Robinson!q

  • phoenix simpson
    July 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    so true. reminds me to be grateful for the courageous teachers I know who push the boundaries take the risks and give their time and heart

  • israr karim
    July 31, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I realized today that actually school burned my creativity.

  • VCMoongem C
    August 1, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I love his man. What an exceptional speaker and communicator! Wonderful and refreshing.

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