Schools Kill Creativity
One of the most entertaining ways to expand our worldly wisdom is to watch TED talks. These talks present us with the best ideas from the world’s top thinkers. In my opinion TED talks should be renamed to “Latticework of Mental Models TV”.
As an example of a great TED talk, I link to a talk on creativity and the school system. “Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.”
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broadened. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free.