Based on what we know about multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1983; Robinson, 2006) and in light of recent research that shows a trend in U.S. schools toward unprecedented diversity (Darling-Hammond, 2010), educators can be certain that it is absolutely appropriate and necessary that creativity be a core component of students’ education, as well as, a vital part of educators’ practice. Hear Ken Robinson and Tina Seelig discuss this important topic in the following videos and be inspired to support the development of creativity:

Ken Robinson Talks About Creativity

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Ken Robinson Talks About The Learning Revolution!

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A crash course in creativity: Tina Seelig at TEDxStanford

References

Darling-Hammond, L. (2010). The flat world and education: How America’s commitment to equity will determine our future. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of mind: The theory of multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books.

Robinson, K. (2006). Do schools kill creativity? [Video]. Retrieved
March 27, 2011 from http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Robinson, K. (2010). Bring on the learning revolution! [Video]. Retrieved
March 27, 2011 from http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

Seelig, T. (2012). A crash course in creativity. [Video]. Retrieved February 15, 2013 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyM6rx69iqg