His entrance is cautious, charismatic. And after that innocent beginning the humor of Sir Ken Robinson gives the audience an instant motive. In his introduction he combines his humor with a frightening truth. As a creativity expert, Robinson challenges us to think about the way we raise our children. He makes an entertaining and moving statement for creating an educational system that feeds creativity instead of undermining it. He is in favor of a radical reconsideration of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and to recognize multiple types of intelligence.
Why don’t we get the best out of people? Ken Robinson states that this is because we have been trained to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. “We educate people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It is a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TED Talk has been widely distributed on the internet since its release in June 2006. Via YouTube at least 55 million people have already seen his talk and many of them are working in the field of education. Experience his speech: