Great TED Talks: Sir Ken Robinson


In short, here is Ken Robinson’s idea:

“My contention is that all children have talent, and that we squander it ruthlessly… My contention is that creativity now is as important for education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”

And an important subpoint:

“If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” (I’m paraphrasing here) …and yet the way we have structured education is to penalize and demonize mistakes.

A couple of other quotes worth mentioning:

A funny quote:
“In my experience… [professors] live in their heads. They live up there, and slightly to one side. They’re disembodied, you know in a kind of literal way. They look at their body as a form of transport for their heads… It’s a way of getting their head to meetings.”

And an insightful quote:
“We need to radically re-think our view of intelligence. We know three things about intelligence. First, that it is diverse… Secondly, intelligence is dynamic… And the third thing about intelligence is that it is distinct.”


Watch this, it is worth your time!