I’ve heard Sir Ken Robinson’s name mentioned a couple times around the Internet, but never followed up on any of his work. Tonight, I came across a recent 20-minute interview he did with British Reporter Riz Khan on nurturing creativity, talent, and the education system.
I’ve never heard anyone speak on a topic with such conviction, passion, and knowledge. Every single point he brought up nailed it. And just when you thought you had enough to think about for the next umpteenth days, he brings out point after point—example after example—that leaves you flabbergasted.
His ideas are practical, but revolutionary. He speaks with a passion and experience that is unmatched by anything I’ve ever seen before. His basic argument is that creativity is not something you have or do not have. It’s comparable to literacy. If you’re illiterate, it doesn’t mean you don’t have the ability or mental capacity to read or write. It means you’ve never learned to read. Just as many people never learn to be creative. I could ramble on and on, but I think Sir Ken says it best.
Take 20 minutes and watch it. It’s one of those rare online gems you don’t come across too often.