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I’m working on a sociology multi-part question and need guidance to help me learn.

Sir Ken Robinson believes schools are “killing” creativity by making children conform to an educational system that narrowly assesses academic ability while marginalizing most of what a child thinks is most important about themselves.  Reflect on the main messages of the last three videos I had you watch in this module–two by Sir Robinson and the last by Adora Svitak.  

Discuss how our social structures, primarily our schools, impact our intellectual development and how these structures then act as conduits or barriers to fully reaching our intellectual potential as adults and then as older adults.  How are our life’s passions ignored or embellished? Lastly, what can we learn from Adora’s Svitak TED talk entitled “What adults can learn from kids” can teach us about Sir Robinson’s message and how her advice could help us regain our passions in later life?