Review Of Ken Robinson 'Do Schools Kill Creativity'

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I am writing an essay over the film of Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? The audience for the essay I am writing will be my classmates and teacher, Heather J. Mathers, from my Ivy tech English 111-14h class. The video I am writing about took place in 2006, which is very worrisome, it is now 8years later and we are seeing the exact effects of what was discussed. My purpose or hope for this essay is too help spread the word and knowledge that we understand what is now happening from the school systems killing creativity. I hope to answer questions and open eyes of others to see that creativity is a vital skill that we should not be punished or thought of as a negative thing. I hope to be a part of a movement that embraces all things…show more content…
Ken gave this speech during a TEDx conference in 2006. TED is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1984 to create a community and just simply spread great ideas. Ken is well known at theses conferences’ for wanting to form a more creative and cultural education system. In the speech ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ Ken states at the very begging around the 2:56 mark “My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” He makes multiple points to back this up. Ken talks about education inflation. He describes this as where degrees are becoming simply useless. He says once back when he graduated if you had a degree, you held a job. But now we are seeing that if you earn your degree your still jobless. For jobs that you once only needed a bachelors’ you now need a masters and so forth. He says this is happening because our education system was built in the 19th century to help with industrialism. He explains to us on how it was built on two ideas. The first being that the subjects that were most needed for work were placed at the top. This is where we began being told music and art are not career worthy. That you needed to focus on important things such as math and business. He then says the second idea is based on academic ability. He states that this is where we lose out on some really amazing creative and talented people because they are stigmatized in school, because what they are good at is not supported so their made to feel like failures. Towards the end around the 18 mark he says a quote made by Jonas Salk, who said, "If all the insects were to disappear from the Earth, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish." He uses this quote in explanation after he describes and says “Our education system has mined our minds in the

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