This is a must watch for any parent–whatever your children’s ages–or for anyone with the remotest connection with education. TED had this to say about Sir Ken Robinson’s “Changing Education Paradigms”:
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
There’s no arguing with the logic. Our education system is mired in the past, it’s destroying children’s creativity, and it needs to change tuit de suite so that we can teach our children how to teach us to fix the mess we’ve made.
To get the best from this video it’s important to use the highest resolution (click the gear icon and select 720p) and then click the full screen option bottom right. Or just click on the Youtube icon and go straight to the source.
Hekia Parata, you’re a smart woman. Are you listening?
If you feel inspired to do something about your own education, no matter what your age or affluence, check my last post about the inspirational Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity.