A best selling author urges teachers to nurture creative thinking A series of programmes in which leading Educational thinkers set out their vision for the future of our schools.
In this first programme Tony Buzan bestselling author on improving memory and brain power, and the man credited with creating the ‘Mind Map’, argues that schools must change the way they teach children. In this lecture to an audience of teachers he explains how schools are depriving children of their innate ability to think creatively. Creativity declines in people as they go through the education system. But he argues it need not be so. They key, he argues, is that children must be taught how to learn and think at the same time as they are taught the basics of subjects. The focus of education should shift, he argues, from teaching what people need to learn to teaching people how to learn.