NEW Inspiration…….Do Schools Kill Creativity?
My post yesterday was a poem basically saying I haven’t got a clue what to blog…. So let me just go away and get some inspiration from the Lord! Then I found a wonderful Christian worship song and added that. I also prayed that God would guide and lead me to NEW inspiration and as my poem said I WAITED to LEARN.
Last night when I sat down to read any comments I might have, I found a video added by my very lovely blog friend Mr. William Lawson. I felt very special that he had taken the time to get to know me, through my blog, and then took the time also to share this brilliant video with me.
Because this video is 20 minutes long I am going to watch it noting the parts that have spoken to me. However I will say if you can find the time it is definitely worth watching.
This is a very touchy subject for me as my creativity has been kept in a box, sealed and hidden most of my life, and this has had a detrimental effect on my self-worth.
DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY? I type and take a deep breathe through my teeth.
Breath out….stop procrastinating and click the play button Lisa!!!
Sir Ken Robinson says at minute;
3:05 “All kids have tremendous talents and we squander them, pretty ruthlessly. So I want to talk about education and I want to talk about creativity. My contention is that creativity is now as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
5:35 “Kids will take a chance, if they don’t know, they’ll have a go. Am I right? They are not frightened of being wrong. What we do know is that if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
6:00 “We stigmatise mistakes”
6:15 We are educating people out of their creative capacities. Picasso once said this, he said, “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” I believe this passionately we don’t grow into creativity we grow out of it. Or rather we get educated out of it.
8:42 Every education system on earth has the same hierarchy of subjects. At the top are Mathematics and languages then the humanities and then at the bottom are the arts
11:35 The most useful subjects for work are at the top.
15:00-17:45 I WANT TO ASK THOSE WHO HAVE KIDS ON THE SPECTRUM TO JUST WATCH THESE LAST FEW MINUTES PLEASE. I THINK YOU WILL FIND THEM INTERESTING.
ok….that was pretty painless, I will one day let you all in on my schooling experience of being an undiagnosed dyslexic/aspie who was only ever any good at the arts. For now I think this is enough.
I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I VALUE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM WE HAVE HERE IN THE U.K. TODAY
However I would like to see more of the arts being used to help nurture the whole essence of our children as individuals. As I feel that my creativity is now something that I NEED more than WANT and I have to try to be childlike to tap into it.