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Does school kill creativity?

Indeed it does<p>The only classes that ever allowed for any creativity were art and music (and sometimes woodshop). As school budgets get strained these …

Creativity

Does education lead to more innovation? | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

There is a broad, research-based consensus amongst academic researchers, policymakers and pundits that the key to economic growth lies in improving …

Economics

Creativity and Education | Education.com

Schools suppress creativity. How can this be stated so categorically? The reasoning goes as follows: most children are naturally curious and highly …

Creativity

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators

By Dr. Stephen Brand & Pim Vossen | Mar 11, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>Twelve insights for educators and parents about developing creative thinking in children.<p>What …

Creativity

How to Inspire Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Advocates of education reform have long complained that our schools, from pre-K to secondary, systematically stifle creativity in students. Sir Ken …

How schools kill creativity in kids

This is a highly insightful and amusing video of Sir Ken Robinson talking about the importance of creativity, how schools squeeze it out of young people, and how our common definition of intelligence has to be radically rethought.<p>“The whole system of public education around the world is a …

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

TED Talks

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 …

Education