Sir Ken Robinson on why creativity is important

Creative Organizational Culture

In this interview on Q-TV (CBC), Ken Robinson, one of the foremost experts on creativity clears up some misconceptions about creative thinking and how our education systems often stifle it. Robinson says that one of the problems with the current education system is,

“Our communities, our economies, our nations depend upon diversity… not conformity in the strict way our schools are being forced to promote… I think we underestimate our creativity, because of the way we’ve been educated. I don’t speak in criticism of teachers, but I think that we have to recognize that “this” system of education came about to meet the needs of a very different world; to meet the needs of the industrial economies of 19th and 20th centuries. The heart of the change is to have a different view of what people are capable of achieving.”

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