Sir Ken Robinson's Speech In Do School Kills Creativity?

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“Do School Kills Creativity?” this is the speech given by Sir Ken Robinson. He makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Sir Ken Robinson is also known as creativity expert, in this speech he challenges the way of educating the children. He champions a radical rethink of the school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Sir Ken Robinson argues that we 've been educated to become better workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of …show more content…
A student who could sit down and show their personality through their work is so hard to come by anymore. I strongly agree with Sir Ken Robinson 's position on education. Sir Ken Robinson 's position on education appealed to logos, making him an effective speaker by using examples of successful artists who never succeeded in school, but succeeded in creating a legacy for themselves. He also uses ethos, stating himself as one of the academic professors who "lives in his head". The world functions with the use of mathematics, the sciences, and government, but it flourishes with the arts and evolves with creativity. Even within Math and Science, creativity is required in order to grow and move forward. New ideas have to be created for the world to evolve, but with the stifling of creativity, and the creation of a school system where making mistakes can cost students grades, college admissions, and ultimately their future, putting new ideas out into the open can be intimidating. This renders the education system counterproductive and creates leaders and innovators who succeed despite the structure of their education system instead of because of it. Creativity is a defining trait of civilization and should not be …show more content…
He uses ethos, or credibility when talking about his previous career as a college professor. Robinson states that schooling prior to college is simply meant to prepare one for their life in school after receiving their high school diploma. He has credibility in discussing this due to his experience as a college professor. Robinson uses pathos or appeal to emotions when talking about children being born with a large amount of confidence that is diminished as they grow up. He uses pathos by referencing this because it hits close to home for most of us. He also uses humor to convey his point. In using humor, Robinson gains the trust of the audience and lets them know that he is a regular human being just like every audience member. He uses his sense of humor to make himself familiar to the audience and to express his views on education 's role in the suppression of creativity specifically in

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