Re write on different words or your own words the following, with no plagirisim

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Creative Spark Talk Analysis

How Schools Kill Creativity

For this paper I chose talk “How Schools Kill Creativity” by Sir Ken Robinson. The talk takes place in Monterey, CA February22-25, 2006 and the conference was named “The Future We Will Create”. Sir Ken Robinson is a British author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts. I had never seen this talk on TED and it really got my attention on it. I found the talk to be not only instructive but funny and positive. Sir Ken Robinson has outstanding public verbal communication skills and a fantastic sense of humor. During his talk he brings up numerous points about education and the current system.

The Importance of Creativity

To begin his talk Sir Ken Robinson states that children have a great capacity for innovation. I can definitely relate to this being a mother of two seven year old girl and one year old boy and two stepdaughters. They all have their unique gifts and talents. My daughter she love to dance and sing, she is only seven years old, my one year old son love to play with his cars and is fascinating looking at him since it looks he likes to work on cards (maybe he will become an Air Force mechanic), and my eight year old stepdaughter loves math and last but not least my stepdaughter that is only five she loves to color as well singing and dancing too. I was driving when I hear my daughter when she was only 2 ½ year old and she was singing a Christian son that I love in Spanish that got me crying all day long, in another occasion she started singing a son I have never heard before and just realize she was making the words up but it sound good. He also goes on to say that creativity be treated with the same importance as literacy.

Creative Thinking

Sir Ken Robinson continues in his talk with stating that children are not afraid to make mistakes. That by the time they become adults they lose this. As adults we are afraid of making mistakes. I know that at my work place mistakes are stigmatized like Robinson says. As we have found out in our readings the ability to not be afraid of making mistakes is a characteristic found among creative thinkers. If you are not prepared to be wrong you cannot come up with something original. And you can see that in children. My stepdaughter always comes up with these wild ideas that he tells my fiancé and me. Some of them just cannot happen but often he will say something that will blow us away. It’s rather incredible the mind of a child.

Getting Educated Out of Creativity

Another point that Robinson makes is the educations systems around the world are all the same. They place more importance on subjects like math, science and languages. The arts are always at the bottom. This is due to the fact that the education systems were set up prior to the 19th century and developed to meet the needs of the industrial revolution. This is unfortunately true. I know that if a school district is low on funding the arts are always talked about being cut. Our society does not place sufficient importance on the arts. The president of the African nation Uganda, President Museveni, went as far as criticizing humanity courses at universities as useless, saying graduates from such departments can hardly solve anything to steer national development (Wandera, 2014, para. 1). This president could not be more wrong. But he is not alone, what this president and others fail to realize is that art and creativity go hand in hand and it also encourages problem solving. Too often children are steered away from the art subjects by their parents due to belief that you cannot find a job doing anything artistic. This leads to people who are brilliant being led to believe that they are not.

Population Explosion Education and Technology

Another point that Robinson brings up is that there is a population explosion and more people will be graduating through the education system. He also points out that degrees are worthless now. This is something I cannot agree with him on. If still believe that having a degree is still worth something. I think that because of the population explosion more people are being educated and the job market is more competitive.

Learning Disabilities

One of the last points that Robinson talks about is that some children are diagnosed as having learning disabilities. Not being able to focus or sit still. My nephew I should say he cannot stay still but his kindergarten teacher say he is a bright and excellent student always bringing home honor even thought I have thought he might have ADD. My other daughter loves to sing and dance she is like the girl Robinson described as not being able to sit still because she is a dancer. I am very proud to say she will be starting to take dance classes this year.


Given all these points, it is easy to reflect on how the talk relates curiosity and points out how important it is. To remain curious and not to be afraid of making mistakes will help us to become better thinkers. I also think if as a society can realize how important the arts are that we could make the world a better place. Even by collaborating fields of study to see things from a different perspective.

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