Have you heard any of the brilliant talks about education and creativity by Sir Ken Robinson? Do yourself a favor and take 20-30 minutes to listen to any of these talks by him. His talk on how schools kill creativity is currently the most viewed (over 11 million views) video speech on the TED talks website (the collaborative effort to bring together great ideas in technology, entertainment, and design – and just about anything else for that matter).
Ken challenges popular perspectives on education and suggests that there needs to be a learning revolution – one that embraces and prioritizes creativity and one that custom-fits educational experiences for each individual person.
1. Here is an NPR interview about building better classrooms in which he appears (there are also two other interviews worth listening to on this program): http://www.npr.org/2012/06/22/155224654/building-a-better-classroom
2. Here is his most listened-to talk on TED (it’s about how schools kill creativity): http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
3. Here is his most recent TED talk (on starting a learning revolution): http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html