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About creativity and education
I was supposed to write about something else this week, but then yesterday, while scrolling through twitter, I was struck by a Forbes article about the passing of Sir. Ken Robinson.
That impacted me quite a bit; he is one of my heroes.
His TED Talk entitled “Do Schools Kill Creativity” is the most-watched of all-time with more than 66 million views, and it profoundly changed me.
Sir. Ken Robinson put words on what I felt about the education system but couldn’t explain myself: humans are naturally curious, stubborn, adaptive, knowledge-gathering, active, creative beings. We are born with those valuable skills - but the traditional educational system wasn’t designed to nurture them, it was intended to create uniform widgets.
I remember watching that TED talk over and over again. Until one day, I decided to step outside of the education system altogether, drop engineering school, and build my learning path tailored to my personal goals and interests.
Since that time, education has become an issue very dear to my heart. I went on to involve myself in movements and projects that aimed at creating the future of education (eventually, I ended up giving my TEDx talk about the topic).
Sir Ken Robinson changed my approach to life and learning, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
“The best evidence of human creativity is our trajectory through life. We create our own lives. And these powers of creativity, manifested in all the ways in which human beings operate, are at the very heart of what it is to be a human being.”
- Sir. Ken in TED Chris Anderson in their 2018 interview.
Some extra content.
Sir Ken’s TED page with all his talks and some articles.
For more of his work: http://sirkenrobinson.com