Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Sir Ken Robinson would suggest that all children, indeed humans are born creative and our school systems manage to stifle it.
The history of schooling unfortunately suggests this result is a direct, in unintended consequence of the goals of schools. Schools were set up to teach young people to read and write, undertake basic maths and given the size of classes, learn to work in 'the system'. School had right and wrong answers and students were rewarded for correct answers. They still are rewarded for correct answers. School is a systems technology designed to achieve certain goals.
Creativity is not often convergent thinking; it is more often divergent thinking, looking for possibilities. It is what young children do naturally. It is fun to play with ideas and they enjoy it, as do I.
This is quite different to knowing how to implement an idea, to make it a reality. That is much harder work and requires many other skills and knowledge. It is easy to mistake creativity with ideas and successful implementation. One might lead to the other but they are different processes.
I want schooling to adapt so that it can manage to nurture student knowledge and skills with one of those skills being able to use with confidence both convergent and divergent thinking and then use other skills to make a creative idea a reality.