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Are schools killing creativity? That's the controversial claim that creativity expert Ken Robinson makes in this wildly popular TED talk, which has been viewed over 31 million times. Originally filmed in 2006, the thrust of Robinson's argument is that in school we train our children to get right answers. But getting right answers is not the fountainhead of creativity. Creativity, according to Robinson, comes from the simple courage to be wrong. Building on that, he takes on the very fabric of public education as it is designed all over the world, calling it narrow and restrictive. He lays out three facets of intelligence, and then calls for an overhaul to meet the demands of the 21st century, which, he believes, will require a great deal of creativity. From educators who are dedicated to sparking creativity in their students, to professionals looking for new ways to think and create, this classic TED talk is still groundbreaking nearly ten years after its premier.
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Date Issued 2006-02
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Date of Scout Publication 2015-03-13
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2015/0313

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