Do schools (and universities) kill creativity?
By Ben Sowter
Most of you will be familiar with TED (www.ted.com). It has been there in the back of my mind for some time, but I haven’t found the time to watch much of its extensive material. This video sees “creativity expert” Sir Ken Robinson talk about the role of education in suppressing or nurturing innate creativity. I found it entertaining and thought-provoking. His focus is at younger ages, but I would argue that much of his commentary is applicable to universities too and that it is increasingly unacceptable for them to simply accept that the damage has already been done. What do you think?