We’re all teachers

01 Nov

Aren’t we? Some have made a noble profession of teaching others, some are volunteers sharing wisdom and knowledge, some are parents or grandmothers or big brothers or preachers or people on a bus. We all teach; we’re all creative beings who learn by watching.

Ken Robinson has some powerfully insightful ideas about how we’ve come to structure teaching (in our schools), and how we could think so differently (better) about it. Here are three videos, all remarkable and worth it. Enjoy, and do something.

1. Schools Kill Creativity (19:29). Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

2. Bring on the Learning Revolution (16:48). In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

3. Changing Education Paradigms (11:40). This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

One more. TED and Reddit asked Sir Ken Robinson anything — and he answered.

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Posted by on November 1, 2010 in education


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