I was looking at this site I got from NotJustTheFuture blog and this one video caught my attention. Why this one you may ask. It's quite simple to tell you the truth. Once I read 'Do schools kill creativity' I was highly interested.
I would highly recommend that you watch this video, the speaker has a really great idea and the presentation is really funny too. I had a few laughs and it really gets you thinking if school does kill one's creativity. And I mean if I had spoke about this topic I'd be totally unobjective (?) but when you listen to a former university professor you'll get an unbiased point of view.
It's kinda long but I'm sure you'll like it. It's like this:
When you're not prepared to make mistakes, you can't be creative and the worst thing you can do in your school is a mistake.
I really think he's right. Shouldn't schools be there to educate us and open our eyes that when you make a mistake it's ok. That's how you'll learn. I don't know about the school(s) you've been to but mine haven't really made it sound like it was OK to make a mistake.
So take a few minutes to watch the video and let me hear your opinions. Here's the link: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66
Sorry I couldn't post the video directly in here, I only know how to post YouTube videos.