Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s ‘Death Valley’

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

 

Refreshing to hear this talk by Ken Robinson. My wife is a teacher and would endorse his views: how a “command and control” approach by the education hierarchy is crushing teachers, burying them in so much administrative work that their ability to teach suffers. And how a regimented approach does not recognize that children are individuals with different strengths and weaknesses and that education needs to be tailored to fit the individual …. not the other way round.

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