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Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

British education reformer Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture on how schools are killing creativity is based around a charming anecdote about a doctor in the 1930s who, instead of medicating a struggling pupil, nurtured her love of dancing instead.

 Anderson cites some excruciating examples in his book TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Take the “famed author and business consultant” who claimed the main reason a series of businesses had made giant leaps forward is that they had hired his consultancy services. But when prompted, he was reluctant to – or couldn’t – elaborate on the precise thinking behind his methods.

Considerably more successful was British education reformer Sir Ken Robinson’s lecture on how schools are killing creativity, which he based around a charming anecdote about a doctor in the 1930s who, instead of medicating a struggling pupil, nurtured her love of dancing instead. After he urged her parents to send her to a dance school, that young girl grew up to be Andrew Lloyd ­Webber’s choreographer Gillian Lynne. Since making his presentation in 2006, Robinson’s speech has become the most viewed talk on the TED website, having been downloaded an impressive 35 million times.

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