Showing posts with label Sir Ken Robinson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sir Ken Robinson. Show all posts

Friday, September 16, 2011

Watch Sir Ken Robinson Speak Live on September 17

Tomorrow, September 17, TEDxLondon will be streamed live on the web. The theme of TEDxLondon is The Education Revolution. There is a fantastic line-up of speakers scheduled. The "headliner" of the event is Sir Ken Robinson who is best known in education circles for his 2006 TED Talk Schools Kill Creativity.

I'm looking at the TEDxLondon streaming page in the eastern timezone of the US and it says that the stream will start at 2pm. I'm not sure if that is 2pm US ET or 2pm GMT. Please check the streaming page for yourself to make sure you have the right time to catch the live stream.

To spark your imagination before TEDxLondon I've embedded two of Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talks below.




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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Save the Date for a Webinar With Sir Ken Robinson

Next Tuesday, March 30, The Future of Education is hosting a free webinar with Sir Ken Robinson. The webinar will be held in Elluminate at 8pm EST, 5pm PST. You can find all of the webinar details on the Infinite Thinking Machine.

Sir Ken Robinson is the author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. If you haven't seen Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk Do Schools Kill Creativity, I highly recommend taking twenty minutes to watch it.