Friday, October 15, 2010

Revolutionary schooling

I've been saying our public education system needs to made relevant for rapidly changing world since the 70s. Of course, rote learning was rapidly losing its utility even before that in a society whose problems demand critical thinking. Kids need to be taught how to learn, to be imbued with the joy of acquiring knowledge. They don't get it in public schools. Now via James Joyner, come Sir Ken Robinson who makes the point with an innovative illustrated lecture.

Exactly the sort of "revolutionary" methodology which would resonate with today's kids but which teachers aren't allowed to use on threats of penalty. Watch it in full size here.


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