The following is a quote from Ken Robinson’s book
“Out of Our Minds- Learning to be Creative” by Ken Robinson.
“One of the main reasons that so many people think they are not creative is education. Picasso once said that all children are born an artist; The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. Creativity is not solely to do with the arts or about being an artist, but I believe profoundly that we don’t grow into creativity; we grow out of it. Often we are educated out of it……The dominant forms of education actively stifle the conditions that are essential to create development. Young children enter pre-school alive with creative confidence; by the time they leave high school many have lost that confidence entirely. It is important we understand why this happens.”
Like what you hear? Does this light a fire within you? Want to learn more about creativity?
Take the online class “Creativity in Crisis” from AOE in August (still spots available) where we will explore the writings of Kenn Robinson, among others, and learn more about what is lacking with our nation’s creativity and how we can nurture our students and selves to become more creative! Classes do not have face to face or online specific contact times. You work at your own pace according to due dates. Perfect for your busy schedules and it’s all online. You can earn a graduate credit from Madonna University for taking this course through AOE. It’s your choice to take the class for credit or no credit.
Our first course, Blogging for Art Educators is underway and I can tell you right now I have never seen such a wonderful group of talented art educators work together as well as I have in the first week of this class. Participating in a course with other art educators has changed the dynamic of PD for art educators for the better and they are working right now on setting up their own blogs. Missed this one? I’ll be offering it again in the fall.
What do you think of this quote?
How does it make you feel?