Buzz Buzz - Here I Am With A Bee In My Bonnet

   "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with
    anything original"
That quote is from a grand talk by Sir Ken Robinson from 2006; where he sets out his witty yet thought provoking point of view about the need for a state education system that nurtures creativity.
Such true words, I totally agree and have long thought that early years education through play should have creativity at its core.
A long term early and primary education system in Reggio Emilia (a city in Northern Italy) has a world recognised approach to education that came about after the 1939-45 war. It has become known as the Reggio Emilia Approach; based on a set of principles that put the children at the heart of how they learn and states that children must be able to learn through experiences of touch, movement, hearing & listening and seeing. All senses that are intuitive and start points to creativity. Loris Malaguzzi, the founder said
  "Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own  
   mountains, as high as possible"
- This video is about twenty minutes long but really worth the watch

There's a follow up talk from 2010 here. A quote from his second talk holds the key to his emphasis:
    "Very many people go through their whole lives 
    having no real sense of what their talents may be, 
    or if they have any to speak of"
A longish article describing the Reggio Emilia philosophy can be read here

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