Is our education system designed to produce more human cogs in the corporate production line?
Are we just interested in churning out more graduates – never mind if they cannot analyse and think creatively and critically across disciplines? Does our education system kill off natural creativity and talent among the young, especially in the arts, drama, dance and literature?
Check out this Youtube clip featuring Ken Robinson. Wikipedia describes him as follows:
In 1998, he was invited by the UK Government to establish and lead a national commission on creativity, education and the economy. The Commission brought together leading business people, scientists, artists and educators. His report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to huge acclaim…. He was a central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province.