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Out of Our Minds by Ken Robinson
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Jun 04, 2007

really liked it

The education system, particularly in the UK and resonantly in the United States, focuses almost entirely on the sciences, including math, to the proportional ignorance of the humanities. We've seen this for a long time: arts programs being cut from curriculum for lack of funding or whatever other reason. Sir Ken challenges this notion, identifying creativity lying in all forms of applied knowledge -- suggesting that advances in sciences would never be possibile without a significant level of creativity that is truly developed when all parts of the brain are engaged. He further supports his subject by asserting that all parts of the brain cannot be engaged if towers of knowledge are taught independent of each other. Math, Science, Poetry, History, Dance, Drama, Painting, Computers, Language, etc. need to be a part of a child's educational diet in order for them to not only function, but prosper, in the new world of integrated and interdisciplinary knowledge.

Definitely an interesting read.

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