Does education kill creativity?

Ireland“Ever since the late Sir Ken Robinson gave his famous Ted Talk, ‘Do schools kill creativity?’, educators have grappled with various issues around critical thinking and creativity. On the one side, there are those who would suggest that without knowledge, meaningful creativity is impossible, while others seem to suggest that acquiring knowledge impedes creativity. I’m pretty much in the knowledge-is-good camp but I do think that the way we assess students seems to impede their ability to think – creatively and otherwise …” (more)

[Tales from Academia, 1 April]

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