VIDEO: Sir Ken Robinson – do schools kill creativity?

Props are in order to my homegirl Ashley Mui who shot me this via AIM a couple of weeks back via  This kind of stuff is right up my alley and I finally got around to posting it.

I am a graphic designer myself (I’ve always known I’d pursue some kind of career in art) and I have a sister who has a Master’s in education currently working knee deep in said field (doing quite well do, I may add) and is pondering going for her doctorate.  So alot of the points here hit close to home.  I love discussion like these that challenge you open your mind to new thought.

Sir Ken Robinson led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements.  In this 19-minute lecture, Sir Ken profoundly lobbies for an education system that nurtures creativity instead of undermining it.  I, for one, agree wholeheartedly.  And in the United States, we all know what kind of shape are schools are in for the most part.

Please take the time to watch it uninterrupted.


Check out John Taylor Gatto for the top to bottom science on WHY education destroys creativity. It’s not an accident, it’s by design.

Justin Boland added these pithy words on Sep 18 08 at 11:39 am

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