How Public Education Systems Degrade Creativity As An Essential Component Within The Academic Growth Of All Time

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According to Google, creativity is defined as “the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.” In his TED Talk, which is one of “the most popular talks of all time”, Sir Ken Robinson discusses how public education systems degrade creativity as an essential component within the academic growth of all students. Robinson is a creativity expert and an author who writes books about creativity in school systems. His expertise in the field of school systems and creativity justifies his opinion on the subject. Robinson concentrates on the significance of creativity by creating a variety of strong arguments. His main contention is that “creativity now is as important in education as literacy” (Robinson). With that statement being the essence of his TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson successfully uses minimum visual elements, pathos, logos, and ethos to make an entertaining case for restructuring the education system so that it nurtures creativity rather than undermining it (TED). At first glance, the audience looks at Robinson’s attire and will notice that it is not flashy or fancy. On his TED talk, he wore a simple grey suit with a collar shirt. As Robinson talk, he utilizes his hands to make motions and movements that emphasizes what he is saying. Along with his attire and hand movements, Robinson does not utilize any other visual elements, for example, PowerPoint slides or a Prezi presentation. By reducing the usage of visual elements in his TED talk, Robinson mandates his audience’s attention; which in return will help them understand his argument. His minimum usage of visual elements during his TED talk helps the audience to focus on what he is saying rather than visual elements. Beginning h... ... middle of paper ... ...sue by his tone of speech and through his experience of witnessing it, which exemplifies ethos. Creative skills are not only important for dancers or musicians but, for anyone who strives to be successful in life. Those who strive to be the best will need to reach their creative and intellectual capacity. Robinson stresses this aspect of creativity in the final minutes of his TED Talk when he says, “we have to be careful now that we use this gift wisely and that we avert some of the scenarios that we 've talked about. And the only way we 'll do it is by seeing our creative capacities for the richness they are and seeing our children for the hope that they are (Do Schools Kill Creativity).” Sir Ken Robinson convinces us all that schools are hindering students’ creative talents and that if we come together, we are capable of enforcing creativity back in schools.

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