Aside from being a really amusing TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes a strong case for nuturing a child’s creativity.
I like when he says, “If your not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” This is probably the easiest idea for kids to understand, but the most difficult for adults. As you get older, the likelihood of you trying something outside your comfortability level will be small. I may just be speaking for myself, but it is scary attempting something new. You don’t want to be disappointed and you don’t want to disappoint.
He goes on to mention that the “arts” play second fiddle to math, sciences, and the humanities. The subjects that some kids are really good at and enjoy are being cut due to budgetary constraints.
He also explains that intelligence is diverse, dynamic, and distinct.
You really must watch the entire clip. He is smart, amusing and inspiring.