Por qué

kenSir Ken Robinson (Liverpool, Inglaterra, 4 de marzo de 1950) es un educador, escritor y conferenciante británico. Doctor en educación por la Universidad de Londres, Robinson es considerado un experto en asuntos relacionados con la creatividad, la calidad de la enseñanza, la innovación y los recursos humanos. Debido a la relevancia de su actividad en los campos mencionados, especialmente en relación la necesidad de incorporar clases de arte al curriculum escolar, fue nombrado Sir por la reina de Inglaterra, Isabel II en 2003. En Inter Idiomas nos identificamos plenamente con su filosofía, y ofrecemos a continuación algunas citas que ejemplifican nuestra forma de entender la educación.

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
All kids have tremendous talents — and we squander them pretty ruthlessly.
Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.
Every education system on Earth has the same hierarchy of subjects: at the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts.
I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.
It’s education that’s meant to take us into this future that we can’t grasp.
Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not — because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.
There isn’t an education system on the planet that teaches dance everyday to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why?
Typically [professors] live in their heads. … They look upon their body as a form of transport for their heads. It’s a way of getting their head to meetings.
We are educating people out of their creative capacities.
You don’t think of Shakespeare being a child, do you? Shakespeare being seven? He was seven at some point. He was in somebody’s English class, wasn’t he? How annoying would that be?
You were probably steered benignly away from things at school when you were a kid — things you liked — on the grounds that you would never get a job doing that: ‘Don’t do music, you’re not going to be a musician. Don’t do art, you won’t be an artist.’ Benign advice — now, profoundly mistaken.
Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.
Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface.

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