“We don’t grow into creativity… rather, we get educated out of it”

Ken Robinson – How Schools Kill Creativity | TED

This video has had millions upon millions of views, and you’ve probably seen it. That’s okay, I’ve seen it too. Heaps of times. I go back to for repeated viewings because I really believe this underpins the work that I do.

Instructional Design, to me, is like when my mum tricked me into eating more fibre by dissolving Weetbix into bolognese when I was a kid (pro-tip right there, folks). Instructional Design won’t be obvious when it’s done well. If the lesson or resource you’ve made is engaging and enjoyable for the learner, they won’t even realise they’re learning – which is key, especially for adults who, from past experience, believe learning can only be a torturous thing. EVERYONE is capable of learning at any age, but there’s plenty of adults out there who would disagree.

If you’re interested in education, especially of adults who have already been through the educational system, then you definitely need to see this.

PS: Haven’t heard of TED before? You need to put aside a few hours and get lost in their videos ASAP.

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