Everyone must see this...everyone. - A Movement In Time And Space
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priyabradfield
priyabradfield
Everyone must see this...everyone.
Do Schools Kill Creativity? .

Sam and Marisa, I thought of you both while watching this.

Chris, thank you for sharing this with me.

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sporetobemore From: sporetobemore Date: September 21st, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was really good. Thank-you for sharing it =D
From: junetoo Date: September 21st, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
As in standardized public education alone is failing? Makes me wonder what he thinks of alternative education like Emilio Reggio, Montessori, Waldorf, and unschooling/homeschooling.
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: September 22nd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
In a way, yes. It is failing in encouraging children to think outside the box. Kids aren't scared to try new things naturally, we just make them that way because we teach them that mistakes are "wrong". I know my kids are like that already. Maya is afraid of being wrong to the point that she doesn't want to always try new things because she can't do it right from the get go. I know that it is partly my fault though, but I'm actively trying to break that habit in her.

I think that he might say that those other systems you mention still do a disservice in the education of arts and creativity (ie. making mistakes is OK), though not as bad as a traditional system. Homeschooling maybe the least because it really is based in alternative education, so much so that it completely removes the child from a traditional setting.
meowmeowbutt From: meowmeowbutt Date: September 21st, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's true. I've never felt more alive than when I was in art school. Shaving people's butts, taking pictures of basketball halves on some jubblies, and becoming part of an interactive art display where you stuck your hand in a giant vagina monster attached to my body.
sammykate From: sammykate Date: September 22nd, 2007 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
This is a very good explanation of why I do what I do ~ and why I think it is particularly important to be doing it at a Los Angeles public elementary rather than a private school or theatre.

I started to get long-winded here, but I think I will make a post of my own, instead. Thank you for posting this.
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