Schools Kill Creativity

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Schools kill creativity

Good morning Everyone! My name is Chanakya and I am here to talk on the topic how Schools kill Creativity! Let’s Talk about Human creativity first . The extraordinary evidence of human creativity is in all of the presentations that we 've had and in all of the people here. Just the variety of it and the range of it. The second is that it 's put us in a place where we have no idea what 's going to happen, in terms of the future. No idea how this may play out. I have an interest in education -- actually, what I find is everybody has an interest in education. Don 't you? I find this very interesting. But if you ask about their education, they pin you to the wall. Because it 's one of those things that goes deep
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At the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts. Everywhere on Earth. And in pretty much every system too, there 's a hierarchy within the arts. Art and music are normally given a higher status in schools than drama and dance. There isn 't an education system on the planet that teaches dance every day to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why? Why not? I think this is rather important. I think math is very important, but so is dance. Children dance all the time if they 're allowed to, we all do. We all have bodies, don 't we? Truthfully, what happens is, as children grow up, we start to educate them progressively from the waist up. And then we focus on their heads. And slightly to one side. If you were to visit education, as an alien, and say "What 's it for, public education?” I think you 'd have to conclude -- if you look at the output, who really succeeds by this, who does everything that they should, who gets all the brownie points, who are the winners -- I think you 'd have to conclude the whole purpose of public education throughout the world is to produce people who come out the top. Now our education system is predicated on the idea of academic ability. And there 's a reason. The whole system was invented -- around the world, there were no public systems of education, really, before the 19th century. They all came into being to meet the needs of industrialism. So the hierarchy is
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