The Point Of The Education Systems Way Of Teaching Kids

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Creativity is all in us but we either grow out of it or we are educated out of it. The theme of this essay is covering the point of the education systems way of teaching kids to fit in with the normal standard of today’s working adult. As we grow up wanting to be something that we love we are later on taught that it’s not acceptable to do something we love because there are no jobs out there for it, thus teaching kids to abandon their dreams and do something they don’t want to do for the rest of their lives. Schools base education and learning off of the future but how can we base it off the future when nobody can really predict what the future holds in 5 years’ time. In my honest opinion education needs to be reevaluated and teach kids to follow their dreams and do what they love because life is too short to sit at a dead end job for the rest of your life.
Ken Robinson was an effective speaker and made some really good points on how kids lose their creativity over time as their education continues. He talks about how to be original you have to be human and make mistakes, but schools are now engraving into the children’s head that mistakes are the worst things you could do. As stated in 5:45 of the video by ken, “If you don’t prepare to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original”. Being original is the key to creative but not a single person can make their dreams come true without making mistakes and education prevents kids from even trying to make mistakes.
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