Are we frightened of being wrong?

Sir Ken Robinson gave a speech at the 2002 TED Conference on education, creativity, and society. Robinsons suggests that society needs to give the same “status” for Creativity & Education… we tend to reward progress of education but not creativity in our education system. He also talks about how children are not afraid to be wrong… they will just say what they think, but by the time we reach adulthood we have become afraid to be wrong because of the stigmatism of making mistakes. If we are not prepared to be wrong we will never come up with something original. We are educating people out of our creative capacities. Below is the link to his awesome presentation. I highly recommend that every parent watch this video.

2 Responses to “Are we frightened of being wrong?”

  1. 1 bobbyjones April 9, 2008 at 8:22 am

    “Frank sent this” – as a father of three rottens, I love it!

  2. 2 Matt H. April 9, 2008 at 9:51 am

    A colleague at work also forwarded on another interesting expert on education, learning, and innovation – John Seely Brown.

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