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Lorenzo Ciacciavicca

Filmmaker/Director, Roots & Routes International

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Education kills Curiosity.

Other than destroying personality and oppress people - education is eliminating Curiosity in children and youngsters. Growing up in this society the way Ken Robinson described in his talk "Bring on the learning evolution" is - as he says - in line with the industrial and capitalist system promoting a linear thought. This system which is completely based on consume offers in my opinion an education which is linear in the sense of allowing people to ignore what they are doing and what's the system about. The thing that should be the base of education is curiosity, which allows everybody to understand the connections and focus on the questions "How?" and "Why?". Which is the opposite of the way Capitalism teaches you how to think.

Curiosity is the thing that would change that "linear" into "organic", that would fulfill all the needs of one person to think of what he wants and to take his decisions. To grow real and to be able to go different directions at the same time. And strangely curiosity is the base of what is missing completely into Education. And not only missing, it gets killed.

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A big topic where a lot of people are on one side and others on the other side. Maybe this shows the importance of personal experience. A sign which says that most of the people cannot separate good things they had from the ones that slightly helped them to reach the good things? Or that maybe educational system if it is well considered can hide its problematics a bit?

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    Dec 31 2012: I would rather say current Certification System kills curiosity.....

    Logically if one is curious about something s/he will try to know / learn about it...once her/his appetite for learning is diminished thru the process curiosity should also get diminished if her/his learning don't push her/him to next level of curiosity.....and this is not dependant on any instutionalized form of education system (i prefer to say that Certification System as mentioned earlier) that Sir Ken Robinson referred.

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