How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

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Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. over 70% Harvard university students get admission with the help of alumni donation system. off course they want to evaluate "creative" instead of having equal test.

  2. As a year 12 student this really speaks to me. Coming to the end of the year, the one class I really felt inspired by and appreciated was literature; the one class of which you are awarded marks by your level of creativity in your individual responses. Not the just the content you spill out of a textbook.

  3. If would love to pick the classes I want and not be forced into classes I don't want. I would choose radio and television and french. An hour (more or less) per class then you go home.

  4. Hello, I am a young business major eager to learn and find creative ways to serve my community and follow my dreams at the same time. One obstacle I have found is finding the money to fund my formal education as well as my life. I have learned that I am a very creative person with an abundance of ideas, and the main reason for me to have money would be to buy myself time to cultivate these ideas instead of having to struggle for survival. I also have a link to a go fund me page that I pray will reach the right people who believe in the young and ambitious. Lastly, if this reaches someone who is not inclined to help, I hope that person would be inclined to send it to someone else that would like to help. Thank you in advance! https://www.gofundme.com/moriah-jeremiah-move-to-phoenix

  5. Remove religious influences from politics and the system will correct itself. Religion is all about conformity. Creativity is a threat to religious based cultures. Examples like Finland are the most atheist countries. And other examples are countries where religion does not interfere with government.

  6. Thanks Sir, by your talk. In fact, me like an Spaniard, I've learnt so much from british and american philosophers and psychologists. Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden is one of them. Emerson, Marden and Smiles are also. Liberty and necessity in learning are effective. I agree with you in that learning is a creative process, not a mere routine. But I suspect that something is rooten in Danemark: we are all doomed in a system of idiotized masses: an Orwellian world. Thanks again, Ken.

  7. This is not a teacher problem, a student problem, or a district problem, it's a fundamental problem of how we view schools – teachers – students. I wanted to become a teacher in the states, but I could not survive (mentally/economically) with so much going against you. The root of the problem is how the system is thought of and who it benefits. If the masses of low labor workers know their worth, then the upper class reap all the benefits. But if we seriously decide to make a change, in all aspects of what relationships we have within the umbrella of teaching/learning. It's a process that some are not willing to take.

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