Rethinking our educational system

My colleague drew my attention to this video. Creativity expert Ken Robinson challenges the way our educational system is set up. He makes a plea to change our system in such a way that it provokes creativity, rather than kill it. His talk makes you aware of some of these strange things embedded in our educational system. For instance, says Ken Robinson, we tend to see our body primarily as a form of transport for our heads. And what to think of the story in which a doctor needs to tell the mother of a small girl that couldn't sit still at school "Your daughter isn't sick, she's a dancer. Take her to a dancing school)". This talk is on the website www.ted.com, a site with a rich collection of inspiring video's by 'the world's greatest thinkers and doers'.