Quick Post: Sparking Creativity thru Divergent ThinkingPosted: July 26, 2011
Sir Ken Robinson is a well known thinker and writer who primarily focuses on the ambiguous idea of creativity. What does it mean to be creative? How do we become a creative business leader? Can we teach creativity? Do schools stamp out creativity rather than encourage it? Which is better?
Ken Robinson has dozens of lectures available online. All are informative and he is quite engaging and humorous as well. As it relates to Design Thinking in schools, I found the following video particularly intriguing. This clip is on “Changing Education Paradigms.” I particularly like this one because of the brilliant visual sketches by RSA Animate that bring the talk to life. Sir Ken Robinson says we must change the model of education by using and encouraging divergent thinking. To get right to that point skip forward to the 6:28 mark. Otherwise, enjoy:
Since this blog is meant to be a clearing house of information and links, I’ll occasionally add these quick posts for links I stumble across and find worthwhile. I’ll also categorize appropriately and am working on an additional page of categorized links that may be easier to refer to in the future.