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Creativity Just as Important as Literacy Claims Ken Robinson [Mar. 1st, 2012|07:27 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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I've been MIA for far too long and hope to do something about it soon, but I couldn't hold back posting this: Sir Ken Robinson makes the claim that creativity should be as important as literacy in education..

I would love to be able to put all the thoughts that are running through my head on this topic here in a single post, but there are too many things for me to try to slow down and organize myself to make that happen. Suffice it to say that I see this dovetailing rather nicely with the vision that Apple shared with the world regarding the potential revolution in the way that humans learn vis-a-vis iTextbooks. I only wished that I had been writing all along to have a meaningful conversation with a large audience on this topic.
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[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-03-02 02:06 am (UTC)
I believe we had a conversation about this topic didn't we?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-02 02:11 am (UTC)
In the general area, yes. But I'm intrigued by the presentation, specifically, that we need to be nurturing and tailoring education to every student, not mass-producing some product.

Just something about the way he said it really got me thinking. It could just be that a British educator makes their points more authoritative.
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[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-03-02 02:16 am (UTC)
I really like this guy, he's funny and he makes his point. And he's British.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-02 02:17 am (UTC)
Check. Check. Check.
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[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-03-02 02:19 am (UTC)
I think he's absolutely correct. It's really refreshing to hear that
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-02 02:21 am (UTC)
Yeah. I think you can see now why I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl.
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[User Picture]From: celtmanx
2012-03-06 01:32 am (UTC)
You're always as giddy as a schoolgirl!!!

But, seriously it's good to hear from you.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-06 03:49 am (UTC)
You too, Sir!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-02 02:54 am (UTC)
In case you haven't heard it before, here's the Steve job's Stanford Commencement Speech, one that I listen to often for inspiration.

"Stay hungry...stay foolish..."
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-03-02 02:20 am (UTC)
When you put it that way, yes.

But after hearing that talk, I'm thinking about how I want my children to be educated, provided I have any. And I'm thinking about what the future will look like and how we'll get there. And I'm thinking about what potential can be unlocked and turned into something tangible if an entire elementary education was attained by always answering the questions of the student immediately, particularly if those answers came about in some form of self-study. After all, we hold on to conclusions that we think we arrive at on our own, even if there was outside influence on arriving at that conclusion.
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[User Picture]From: panacea42
2012-03-04 10:41 pm (UTC)
Great talk, definitely agree. I like that he made the point about education inflation, it's so true. Loved the anecdote about the dancer!
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