CREATIVITY MATTERS

Sir Ken Robinson’ speech on “Schools kill creativity” is the unmissable and the most inspirational TED talk. For sure it has been the most watched with almost eleven million views so far.

His argument is illuminating and has paved the way for a revolution within the school system, to be transformed into a place where children are encouraged to exercise their creativity and follow their natural talents.

As Picasso said “Children are all artists. The problem is how to remain so when they grow up”. The case is that, more often than not, schools educate children out of their creativity.

On the contrary, as Robinson argues, “creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status”. According to Robinson, creativity is the process of having original ideas that have values. And being prepared to take risks to transform them into reality. That’s how innovative ideas, able to transform future societies, do come about.

The digital revolution has created unlimited opportunities for human creativity. However, in order to keep up with the rapid technological transformations, people have to start thinking in a more innovative way. Hence they have to tap their creative potential. Beginning from the classroom, where technology is already transforming education, thanks to thousands of apps being developed specifically for learning.

Robinson’ speech, which dates back to 2006, it’s still relevant today. If you have not watched it yet, get inspired by his brilliant and entertaining analysis. It's never too late to begin to unleash your creative potential and help change the world.