Video: Ken Robinson on Creativity in Education

“My contention is that creativity, now, is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” This is the message Robinson seeks to deliver, in a sometimes humorous, sometimes profoundly stirring talk about how creative vision helps to foster a more complete education that makes for more complete human selfhood.

“Children entering school today will retire in 2065,” notes Robinson. He also points out that despite all the expertise of the most creative and experienced minds in education and technology, no one can adequately predict what the world will look like in 5 years’ time, let alone 55 years’ time.

We don’t know what exactly we’re preparing students for, so we need to think seriously about how to give them the preparation they need to learn, innovate and adapt, in an ever-changing environment, where performance in any field will require such an intellect.