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Advanced Level: Does the education system kill creativity?

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I recently posted a lesson based on a poem by Sarah Kay, which was presented at a Ted conference. Here is another Ted lecture, which looks at the role of creativity in schools. Listen to the first five or so minutes of the talk and answer the questions below true or false.

What is your opinion? Do you think there should be more creativity in the school curriculum or do you think we need to continue to focus on maths, science and English?

Let us know.

Lesson by Caroline Devane


Decide if the following statements are true or false?

  • 1. Ken believes there is great evidence of human creativity.



  • 2. Ken thinks that people care a great deal about their own education.



  • 3. Ken has an exact picture in his mind about how the world will be in five years time.



  • 4. He thinks literacy is more important in education than creativity.



  • 5. He believes children are not frightened of making mistakes.