Sir Ken Robinson's Speech About Creativity
II) Value the creativity. (Sir Ken Robinson’s talk + Why creativity now)
a. Sir Ken Robinson in his speech presented his point of what we need for education “My contention is that creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
b. We are currently not valued creativity: “And my contention is, all kids have tremendous talents. And we squander them, pretty ruthlessly.” He stated that children all have imagination, however, in our current education systems, people have grown up too …show more content…
Machineries that give abundance have made degrees worthless. What is important now is to preserve a child’s inborn ability that can make a different in the world’s changing process, innovation. But what is innovation in the children? And how do we recognize it?
d. In Amy M. Azzam speech “Why creativity now?” one of the biggest misconceptions is creativity is only about some extraordinary individuals. Not at all, people can be creative in every aspect: music, math, dance, or literature. Our system has not acknowledged that, instead, they designed they education based on their opinions. Therefore: “And the consequences is that many high talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not,” said Sir Ken Robinson. And so it leads to an urgent need: how to establish the knowledge about creativity and protect the potential of …show more content…
Amy M. Azzam mentioned one thing about creativity in her conversation with Sir Ken Robinson:
“The third misconception is that creativity is just about letting yourself go, kind of running around the room and going a bit crazy. Really, creativity is a disciplined process that requires skill, knowledge, and control. Obviously, it also requires imagination and inspiration. But it’s not a simply a question of venting: It’s a disciplined path of daily education.” Indeed, my position is this matter is not just black or white. To be creative is necessary, otherwise we won’t advance. But, our educational system has been building on hundreds of years of experimenting, meditating or even life risking. Some of them can be considered permanent such as math, science, and physics. These skills have been acknowledged to be the basic skills that one must have in order to gain the essential balance in the current society. That is the unavoidable result of the non-stop evolution in technology. Another thing is, the responsibility of adults is to lead our children to a brighter future, not letting them drowned in illusions. There’s nothing wrong about dreams and hope, still, there is reality. A kid may think he’s talented in dancing or singing while he’s not, he can try, but parents somehow need to help him realize that, in an appropriate way of course, so that kid won’t regret when he grew up. And there’s the pressure free environment that was mentioned. It was claimed that studying and