Changing education paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD.
Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally respected thinker, speaker and writer on education, creativity and learning. In this video below, he outlines his views on the need for a paradigm shift in education.
This lecture is one of a series of three influential talks on education by Sir Ken that have been seen by over 200 million people in 150 countries. (Here is the first if you are interested: Do schools kill creativity. We will look at the other later in our Digital toolkit program.)
Here is the 12 minute version (of the original 55 minute lecture here) illustrated using RSA animate.
For those interested, some more examples of RSA animate films here.
So, what did you think of Sir Ken's views?
Does his lecture have relevance for us? Is there a shift under way from our historical understanding of the role of higher education in Australia? If so, what does this mean for our role as educators in contemporary Australian society?
What other thoughts did you have while watching?
Please post your comments, responses and ideas below.