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The Education Model and Creativity

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Jul. 13th, 2010 | 01:37 pm

Education is something I believe in - as far back as I can remember an university education was something I wanted to the point it was a given. I was going to get into university come hell or high water. I'm not saying it is for everyone, but for me, for my family, a university education meant a better life that I still hold true today.

The thing is though, while I believe in education, I also believe that the current education model is out of date. In fact it is doing a great disservice to our youth. Somewhere in the past 50 years or so we have gone horribly wrong in the way we go about designing education. Sir Ken Robinson delivered a TED speech in 2006 that I 100% agree with, hell, I agree with it so much I bought his book on the subject.

Before you watch Sir Ken Robinson's speech I recommend you to read the Newsweek article - The Creativity Crisis. It looks at American education system, but honestly it could easily apply to most of the world's education system. It is a fascinating read, but also scarily so, that somehow we are creating generations of children that can't cope with change because we are no longer teaching them how.

Now, watch Sir Ken Robinson's speech, the man is absolutely hilarious, and there is a follow up speech to this, which you can find yourself.

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