Do Schools Kill Creatively?

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Ken Robinson gave a Ted Talk titled “ Do schools kill creatively?” This whole idea is focused around children, and how they are raised throughout the education system. He talks about school, starting from a young age, is so focused on teaching students what society deems important, without actually teaching them to use their natural abilities and talent to fully reach all aspects of education. If students are forced to learn the same thing, without taking in to account the various abilities and aspirations in each individual who is being taught, then everyone may not fit that specific mold that school is trying to shape.
Without young students learning to value and acknowledge various different aspects that not only surround learning but also accompany it, how are they going to find their full potential and be fully immersed after education is fulfilled? Robin (2004) stated that our education system has mined our minds in the way that we strip-mine the earth: for a particular commodity. This means that the value of education isn’t based on an individual and how they are going to learn and grow, but how we think they should learn. If we cannot even let our children grow in the way that they should, and let them grow in their creative capacities as well as educational, we will stunt their intellectual growth and reality as they enter farther into education. As Robinson states, “our task is to educate their whole being, so they can face this future” (Robinson, 2004).

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