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Schools That Foster Creativity

<b>Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>Sir Ken Robinson is 100 percent correct: creativity should be as important in education as literacy. Today we are living in an innovation age, and creativity is more important than ever before in history. Graduates today need to maximize their own creative …

Encourage Creativity: Teach the Arts (documentary)

Documentaries

The Most-Viewed TED Talk Ever Reveals How American Schools Kill Creativity

So her mom brought her to a doctor to find out what was wrong, and he made a startling diagnosis.<p>"Mrs. Lynne, Gillian isn't sick," he said. "She's a dancer. Take her to a dance school."<p>She did. As education scholar Ken Robinson says in his TED Talk on creativity, Gillian went onto the Royal Ballet …

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …

Pedagogy

Arts and creativity 'squeezed out of schools'

<b>Creativity and the arts are being squeezed out of schools, a major report has said.</b><p>Cultural experiences and opportunities were being closed off to youngsters, especially those from poor backgrounds, the Warwick University report said.<p>There had been a significant decline in the number of state …