Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sending people to sleep

Wittgenstein's remark about the need to wake people up to wonder and science's sending people to sleep came to mind when I watched this yesterday:

It isn't exactly about wonder, but it's worth watching, and seems related. In the 10-minute lecture Ken Robinson talks about imagination and creativity being killed off by standardized testing and the conveyor-belt model of education. It's not all that clear that he has a practical solution, but he identifies a problem pretty well. Or so it seems to me.

Other talks by Robinson on the same subject:

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