A video I saw today recommended by another teacher
made me think about Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted talk titled ‘schools kill creativity’. I recommend you watch this. It runs for about 20min but it is likely to stimulate some deep thinking about the shift in education from being teacher centred and knowledge based to student centred and inquiry based.
I have never been creative. Until I stopped to reflect on the significance of developing creative thinkers I didn’t place much value on creativity at all. When our students will be looking for employment they don’t need knowledge (generally speaking) as the internet has levelled the field and knowledge is available to everyone. They have to have the skills required to think abstractly and reflectively. These are the skills we must focus on