Changing Educational Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson, a creativity expert, challenges his audience to re-think educational paradigms.  While I found a few of his positions to be a bit overstated and oversimplified (particularly his discussion of adhd), I really enjoyed his talk and even watched it again a second time!  The most mesmerizing part was how the brilliant team at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) brings the highlights of talk to life.  Their pictorial representation of his words is incredible!

Too often, instruction on the importance of, say, a multi-sensory approach to teaching is delivered in a didactic way.  This talk explores innovated thinking and presents it in an innovative way.  Walking the walk so to speak.  We should take note.  For, if we want to better prepare teachers to teach children in new ways, we may need to teach teachers in new ways.

(p.s. If you would like to watch Sir Robinson’s full talk, visit here.)

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