Ken Robinson's Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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The Industrial Revolution is well known for drastically transforming the ways in which we create goods and redistribute them. Developed nations, especially Europe and the United States, began disseminating their commercial influences on an international sphere. The political, economic, and social customs of the world were changing as a consequence of the free market system. The Industrial Revolution mechanized society, such that humans were becoming machines themselves, thus disrupting the family as a whole and rationalizing mental disturbances on the human mind. Technological advancements increased efficiency within the workplace, thus affected the way children received an education. Parents were no longer nurturers, but rather teachers themselves, who would lay the groundwork for working in the factories. Education became a strict regimen for children: each subject was taught separately at their own individual time…show more content…
Ken Robinson claims in his speech, Do Schools Kill Creativity?, that the school system needs to be updated to accommodate the new changes of the world, such that industry workers are less prevalent compared to specialized ones like doctors and artisans. The school system follows a strict schedule - an operation that doesn’t quite mimic the actual conduct of employed in the world’s current economy. In fact, explains that our current learning system is more accessible to those living “during the Industrial Revolution and the post-Enlightenment period” (Robinson). Education has shown that students have progressively lost interest in acquiring knowledge in schools. Perhaps students are even experiencing depression or other emotional problems. It is debated that schools are hindering imagination, conforming students’ ideas to what they should learn than rather what they want to
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