In his interview with the Guardian, international education expert Sir Ken Robinson said:

"All children start their school careers with sparkling imaginations, fertile minds, and a willingness to take risks with what they think," he says. "Most students never get to explore the full range of their abilities and interests … Education is the system that’s supposed to develop our natural abilities and enable us to make our way inthe world. Instead, it is stifling the individual talents and abilities of too many students and killing their motivation to learn."

"It’s the system – it’s too linear"

Is it true, as Robinson argues, that schools destroy creativity? If so, what can be done to change it? If not, then what are people on about?

Let’s discuss!

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