Monday, January 14, 2013

Sir Ken Robinson: Principles of Alternative Education are... Just Good Education

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson made an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. This video has been viewed more than 14 million times.

In early January 2012, Robinson addressed how population growth and technology are fueling huge changes in education. He argues that the principles of “alternative” education are those that should be applied to mainstream education. He states, that "the principles of alternative education are designed to re-engage young people with education." Please watch the video below to see Robinson's comments on how the principles of alternative education should be moved to the center of education.

To watch the video on YouTube click HERE.

Related post:
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

1 comment:

  1. Sir Ken Robinson's example of using the tools we have at our disposal~technology~reminded me of the story of the violin that no one would bid on at an auction. It wasn't until an old man with gnarled fingers and a wrinkled face picked up the sorry looking instrument and began to play that the auction goers realized the beauty that was waiting to be found. This is so true of the children we teach. Often times it isn't until we provide them with their creative outlet that we see what talents they possess. I agree that the philosophy of alternative education should come back into our schools. Small group instruction, hands on activities, tying education to real life, community needs, building on what the students can do or know to learn new skills, and other various methods of learning, all promote the excitement students should have about learning.


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