"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll not come up with anything original."
Seems well-timed since my last post.
This is a quote from Sir Ken Robinson from this video. He speaks on the subject of creativity in education and how children have boundless curiosity that the standard education system is systematically destroying.
He addresses a bunch of stuff I've been discussing recently is this blog:
--the lean of academia (and educational models in general) to the brain at the expense of the body, and in particular the lean to the left brain, to the exclusion of the right
--the differences in men and women, particularly that women have thicker corpus callosums, which bridge the two cerebral hemispheres and allow women to be better at multi-tasking
--the importance of children and the nurturing of their individual learning styles as well as the support of their natural ability to create
--our need to redefine for ourselves what intelligence means
All this in less than 20 minutes (thanks Sim for the link). Well worth watching and discussing. At the risk of sounding like Whitney Houston, the children are our future. Let's consider now what that future is going to look like.