Sunday, April 28, 2013

Out of Our Minds - Part I

I began reading the book, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, by Sir Ken Robinson recently.  Early in chapter one, I came across these comments:

New forms of work rely increasingly on high levels of specialist knowledge, and on creative and innovation.  The new technologies in particular require wholly different capacities from those required by the industrial economy.

Given the speed of change, governments and businesses throughout the world recognize that education and training are the keys to future, and they emphasize the vital need to develop powers of creativity and innovation.

What do these comments say about our current public education system?  Does the current system encourage creativity and innovation or memorization and standardization?
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