Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Yesterday I attended a meeting where I was surrounded by innovative pastors and youth pastors from all over the state of Virginia. This network of leaders was quite encouraging and provided an opportunity to share ideas, struggles and created quite the hub for creativity.

At the conclusion of our time together one pastor shared a video with us on creativity. It was an outstanding piece by a great speaker, Sir Ken Robinson. I will share it here.





I thought this piece was very thought provoking and am still processing but I would like to begin a dialogue about this. I think we not only have to think about this in terms of our educational system but also how we approach fostering that creativity in our ministries too. Please drop a comment and offer your thoughts.

About the speaker: Sir Ken Robinson, CBE (born in Liverpool in 1950) is a leading expert on innovation, creativity and human resources. He is the author of the books The Arts in Schools: Principles, Practice and Provision (which discusses the place of the arts in the schools' curricula) and Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative (which, according to Arts Professional, "focuses on the widening gulf between academic institution teachings and the feelings, emotions and imagination that drive us as humans").
Filmed at the TED Conference. The Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference, held annually in Monterey, is a conference that now sells out a year in advance — and the content has expanded to include science, business, the arts and the global issues facing our world.

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