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'We are educating people out of their creativity'

An illustration inspired by Ken Robinson’s words:

“An awful lot of people go through education & never discover anything they’re good at at all. We’re all born with tremendous creative confidence and abilities.

Young children are full of great ideas and possibilities.
But that tends to be suppressed as we get older. we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers.

We are educating people out of their creativity…

And it happens in part through this culture of standardized testing that I think is now a blight on the whole of education.
human development is not linear and standardized, it is organic and diverse.
People, as opposed to products, have hopes and aspirations, feelings and purposes.
Education is a personal process.

What and how young people are taught have to engage their energies, imaginations and their different ways of learning.”