Dr. Dale Lindekugel
I would like to research a topic on public education system and it’s responsibility on the deprivation of students’ creativity
A couple months ago, I watched a video in which Sir Ken Robinson -a British international advisor on education speaks at TED conference. He made the case that schools, on one hand, claim to better our future, turn out on the other hand to be the force that vanish our creativity, to make talented, brilliant people think otherwise. I’m fascinated by his speech and can’t help but agree with him on that. He speaks for many of us students that the education system in the US and the world is similar in the way that it doesn’t allow students to be who they want to ...view middle of the document...
So, after transferring to a dance school, she took off and became successful millionaire. Our education system doesn’t give art, drama, music or anything creativity driven classes the same status as it does with Math, science…
He also said that the purpose of public education around the world is produce university professors. I think it’s true if we look at what school teaches us and what really happens outside in the workplace. They’re totally on different ends of the spectrum. I heard so many times, almost every fellow student I talk to here at Eastern, they don’t know what they will do after they graduate, some of them even said they’ll be willing to work as an assistant and work their way up if they can get a job.
I also came across another talk given by a self-made entrepreneur- Cameron Harold. He made an argument that schools should start teaching kids to become entrepreneur, rather than push them to be doctor or lawyers. To which I think, link with what Sir Ken Robinson argument that our education system based solely on conformity model, a model where everything is standardized and it’s used primarily by the fast food industry. It takes away our spirit, passion, and energy, just in the same manner as fast-food is sickening our physical bodies.
He successfully unveiled the bitter truth about our education system which I should have thought. Now I understand why people say they actually learn more things from Google than they do from school. If school had been a much enjoyable place where diversity of human talent is welcomed, or when personalized education is offered to meet students’ circumstances, or as he put it “Reconstitute the concept of richness of human capacity”, then we wouldn’t hear people complain about going through life without a sense of purpose.
The investigation of schools and the impact of public education on creativity