This talk is beginning to develop cult status, and rightly so.
I can’t embed from ted.com, so this is from youtube (not sure how they managed to post up a 20 minute video).
Do schools kill creativity?
“A must-see for every parent and teacher. Education guru Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is author of “Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative,” and a leading expert on innovation in education and business. (Recorded February, 2006 in Monterey, CA.) More TEDTalks at http://www.TED.com ”
Thanks for the links to all the youtube videos, some I have’nt come across. You might be interested in the this video recorded in Germany in the late nineties, featuring, the late Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, Daniel Dennett and Steve Pinker, a stellar lineup if ever there was one. “Der Digitale Planet” http://www.reitstoen.com/dawkins.php ( its near the bottom of the page, which, by the way, has lots of other interesting clips). Its 2 and half hours long! I came across it on http://www.richarddawkins.net .