TEDtalks: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Continuing along with things related to TEDtalks

Shagufta mentioned in a comment that this talk is wonderful. I checked it out last night, and she’s right. Well worth the twenty minutes.

Still hoping to squeeze a few more comments of feedback here.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

4 Responses to “TEDtalks: Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?”

  1. Churmy Fan

    something my (then 5 years old) sister said will always have it’s place in my quite limited memory. The first time her leg fell asleep, she came running to me “Churmy Churmy! There’s a million mosquitos trying to fly out of my leg but they can’t get out!” I was utterly amazed, and thoroughly amused. I challenge anyone to come up with a better description than that.

  2. Shagufta Pasta

    It’s hard to pick a favourite line from this talk. I think my favourite one is… “they look upon their bodies as a form of transport for their heads. As a way of getting their heads to meetings.”


  3. Angeli

    i love TEDtalks. The talk by Erin McKean on Redefining the Dictionary makes me want to be a lexicographer.

  4. Conor Topley

    Sir Robinson is the master.
    His dry wit drives an important message that has crossed my mind many times: “the whole purpose of public eduction throughout the world is to produce university professors”. The question is how can we has future influencers and more specifically, parents, fill in the gap for what is lacking in Canada’s education system? It pains me to think how my children will one day sit in class as I did and learn for the sake of learning, but not for the sake of living…

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