For the last 10 months, I have been working on an international education conference, now in its second year. We have been lucky enough to come across some of the most inspiring professionals in the teaching sector; this speech from Sir Ken Robinson sums up the flaws in the system.
Sir Ken says that schools are killing off creativity, and we are squandering the talents of children as we try to mould them into what society perceives they should be. How many of us were stopped from studying subjects we really enjoyed, just because they wouldn’t help us get a job? As one speaker said last year: “Education should be about discovering what we like and don’t like, rather than what society dictates we need.”