26 December, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Dear fellow educators, it’s impossible to bring this outstanding teacher, writer, coach and speaker into my pages by one or two posts. By these posts I am just introducing him to you to feel and get inspired by him. I hope reading his books, watching and listening to him will surely make you a better educator. As educators we are always dealing with the generation next. So we must change and adapt ourselves to suit their taste. If we can’t do that, there is no relevance in being and continuing as an educator. It’s our duty to change the saying “children walk to school in the morning and run home in the afternoon”. I am sure if we work together we can easily find the childhood of our students which has been lost somewhere in our school system. To know/read/listen him better visit http://sirkenrobinson.com/

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

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.

Why you should listen to him:

Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance. Robinson's TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? "Everyone should watch this."

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government's 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His latest book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, a deep look at human creativity and education, was published in January 2009.

"Ken's vision and expertise is sought by public and commercial organizations throughout the world." - BBC Radio 4

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