Imagination — the second intellectual virtue

This 90-second video touts the importance of imagination, the second virtue of the educated person. The narrator calls it creativity, and he says we should build a pipeline that develops intellectual geniuses, like we have for athletes.

I say it is simpler than that. Teachers should model and teach understanding and imagination. Think back to your own teachers.  Mediocre ones asked you to understand, but your best ones asked you to imagine, too.

Certainly you had some teachers who asked good questions. If not, we are worse off than I thought.