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Nurturing Creativity

If you have twenty minutes to hang around…I highly recommend watching the following video by the intelligent, eloquent, very witty Sir Ken Robinson, he speaks about the importance of nurturing creativity in our education system…rather then undermining it.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY&hl=en&fs=1]

Here are some fabulous quotes from the short film:
“We are educating people out of creativity”

“As children grow up we educate them from the waist up, then just in the head, then just on the left side.”
“Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not because the thing they were good at in school was not valued or was actually stigmatized and I think we can not afford to go on that way.”
“We need to radically rethink our intelligence.”
I believe our only hope for the future is to adopt a new conception of human ecology. One in which we start to reconstitute our conception of the richness of human capacity. Our education system has mined our minds in the way that we strip mine the earth for particular commodity and for the future it won’t serve us. We have to rethink the fundamental principles in which we are educating our children.”

Peace & Love.
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