Many thanks to Julie at The Homeschool Diner for forwarding this clip. She writes:
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
-- a very interesting (and entertaining) 20 minute talk by Sir Ken Robinson, author of "Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative" and a new book, "Epiphany", which explores (thru interviews) how highly creative individuals first discovered their unique talents. He discusses a variety of issues, including the need for more focus on The Arts...
Here is the video --
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=iG9CE55wbtY
and here is a write-up on Ken Robinson --
http://www.washingt onspeakers. com/speakers/ Speaker.cfm? SpeakerID= 3758
""... Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. Now based in Los Angeles, he has worked with national governments in Europe and Asia, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. .... For ten years he was Professor of Education at the University of Warwick in England and is now Professor Emeritus. ... In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government bringing together leading business people, scientists, artists and educators. His report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to huge acclaim..."