Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley


Why you should listen to him:

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Source: Ted Talks

Quotes by Ken Robinson

  • If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
  • All kids have tremendous talents — and we squander them pretty ruthlessly.
  • Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.
  • I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.
  • You don’t think of Shakespeare being a child, do you? Shakespeare being seven? He was seven at some point. He was in somebody’s English class, wasn’t he? How annoying would that be?
  • Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.
  • “The dropout crisis is just the tip of an iceberg. What it doesn’t count are all the kids who are in school but being disengaged from it, who don’t enjoy it, who don’t get any real benefit from it.
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  1. Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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