This is a wonderful talk by Sir Ken Robinson at TED. In a most delightful and engaging way he rips the current educational system to small shreds. Especially the fact that the system is missing the 3 most vital parts that drive any real learning – individuality, curiosity and creativity.
“Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance.”
And if you have the time and want to ‘go to school’ on what Sir Ken has to say here are a few more gems to watch: