School’s out

Sir Ken Robinson

A great video on Ted Talks from Sir Ken Robinson challenges the targets which we set for kids in school. He argues that modern teaching methods are virutally designed to hamper creativity, polarising right and wrong and setting a premium against exprimentation.

A brilliantly witty presentation in its own right, this talk brings to bear some of the same thinking that lean manufacturing brought to its world. Considering we don’t have, really, any idea of what our kids will be doing when they leave school in ten years time, Robinson argues that teaching creativity will be as important as teaching literacy and numeracy.

(via sixtysecondview)