EducationLast Edit: 01 Jan 2012 | Education
I have a number of my own ideas about the issues with our education system and what we can do to move into something better. There are many people who are more qualified and have more ability to make changes than I do but many of them are so entrenched it is hard to dig themselves out. I will elaborate on this soon but for now here are two fantastic TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson.
Sitting at a bar with Ken Robinson http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity
“There are three sorts of people in the world: Those who are immovable, people who don’t get it, or don’t want to do anything about it; there are people who are movable, people who see the need for change and are prepared to listen to it; and there are people who move, people who make things happen.” -Benjamin Franklin
And if we can encourage more people, that will be a movement. And if the movement is strong enough, that’s, in the best sense of the word, a revolution. And that’s what we need.
Open Educational Resources
Will add links soon. There are lots!
This Guy is totally ridiculous but has got it right: http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_s_formula_for_changing_math_education
And here is a good example of why: http://www.ted.com/talks/alan_smith_why_we_re_so_bad_at_statistics?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread
Grit - Growth mindset http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance#t-357121