Phatra Sae-ting Posted about 2 years ago Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley I fully agree that "Creativity is a key element in learning process. In fact, I admire American's culture where kids are encourage to be curious and those who bring in innovative idea, business, system later in life doesn't have to be the one who did best in school. I also admire U.S. and many developed countries in a sense that there are so many people who see and realize there's a need to change in education and get involve and make change out of that. In Thailand (where I grew up and where I had my educated in almost entire life) is totally different. Very few schools encourage students' 'creativity' and 'individualist'. They tend to push students into the same direction. If you are different in any sense, it is a teacher's responsibility to find the problem of you being 'different' and it is a very important task for them to make you indifferent. I found that our elementary school's teachers are mostly drop out and wasn't do well in their academic life. I rarely see teachers who really passion in teaching, but somehow end up being a teacher. This is the fundamental problem and we (as a Thai) certainly need an alternative school.