Killing Creativity

About to go off for my Guitar lesson when I came on this quote in a post from Wills blog; “The whole system of public education around the world is a protracted process of university entrance. And the consequence is that many highly talented, brilliant, creative people, think they’re not because the thing they were good at in school wasn’t valued or was actually stigmatized. And I think we can’t afford to go on that way.” Ken Robinson. My guitar teacher bemoans the fact that none of the kids he teaches are really engaged, having too many demands placed on them by the formal school curriculum.


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I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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2 Responses to Killing Creativity

  1. Jerry says:

    Hi Tim,
    I started learning the guitar with my son and really enjoyed it (I’d like to think we both did) and through doing this together, I can really appreciate what your guitar teacher is saying.

    Sad really.

  2. Pingback: Killing creativity Pt2 « Tim’s Blog de Blog

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