Describe your reflection, after you watching the TED that is Do schools kill creativity? by Ken Robinson.
I completely agree with Ken Robinson regarding the two central themes of this talk. These are 1) the existing schooling system is actually suppressing natural creativity, and 2) there is a pressing need to change this.
I think everyone is born with some natural talent, creativity, and uniqueness. There needs to be a suitable environment in which these inherent qualities flourish and blossom. There needs to be an environment in which the multitudes of creativity and talent of each and every student is recognized and encouraged. However, the traditional schooling follows a ‘one size fits all’ solution in which all students are treated in the same way and they are encouraged to ‘unify’ rather than ‘diversify’.Schools discourage difference or departure from the norms. Schools simply mold students in a set pattern to fulfill the economic needs of the society. Schools actually fail to spur creativity; rather, they actually discourage creativity.
There is a pressing need to change this. A society cannot flourish without creativity or a newer way of thinking. We need to creatively re-design schools to encourage more creativity.