In a previous post entitled “Carnatic”, my coworker Kevin pointed us to a link at the TED website. Thanks Kevin, Master of Reference- you are THE MAN! (And thanks to TED too, this website has some wonderful content- you gotta check it out.)
It was a talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the topic of creativity in education. It appears that creativity has been given short shrift by the architects of our current schooling systems. Well yeah. Schooling in the USA is primarily a 12-year long training exercise to create employees that can properly fit into the work-a-day world. Sir Ken was knighted in 2003 for his efforts in looking into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy.
This post’s title comes from his talk. He shared a cute story from a kindergarten teacher of a young girl in a drawing lesson. Normally the youngster was fairly inattentive in class but seemed to be very engaged by this art lesson. The teacher was intrigued and went over to ask the girl what she was drawing. The girl said “I’m drawing a picture of God”. The teacher said “But nobody knows what God looks like”.
“Well”, the girl said, “they will in a minute”.