Monday, May 24, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson - Bring On the Learning Revolution

TED just released the video of Sir Ken Robinson's talk from TED 2010 which took place in February. His latest talk Bring on the Learning Revolution is a follow-up to his wildly popular 2006 TED Talk Schools Kill Creativity. I watched Bring on the Learning Revolution this morning while sitting in a room in which some teachers were complaining about students not doing their paper-based rote exercises. The combination of hearing those teachers while listening to Robinson led me to Tweet:

Stuck in a room listening to teachers complain about students not doing paper-based rote assignments. Grr... stop giving crappy assignments!

I've watched the video once and plan to watch it again later tonight. Here are my three immediate take-aways from my first viewing of Bring on the Learning Revolution:
1. We need to stop using the fast food model of education.
2. We must recognize the need for a diversity of talents in education and in society.
3. Education shoud be an organic process.

Embedded below is Sir Ken Robinson's 2010 TED Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution.


In case you haven't seen it, embedded below is Sir Ken Robinson's 2006 TED Talk Schools Kill Creativity.