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Creativity & Learning

May 22, 2008 1 comment

Sir Ken Robinson offers an entertaining view on how the current education system is killing creativity in children and why that’s such a bad thing.

It’s a 20 minute video from the TED conference…. but a worthwhile watch.

Although Sir Ken talks mostly about children in an academic setting, most of what he says applies to us. now. in a corporate setting.

His comment that if you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never be creative rang true with me. How often in the courses that we design to we use feedback like “Incorrect, try again.” or “Sorry, that’s not correct.” We focus on the fact that it’s incorrect. Current thinking & research in instructional design encourages teaching through feedback rather than correction, but as practitioners we’re not there yet.

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