sir ken robinson – creativity
So much to learn from Sir Ken.. , google him, read his books, his rsanimate seems to resonate with many.
This interview (via mindshift) is quite recent, and quite to the point.
1. economic imperative
Report by IBM – 3000 ceo’s around the world.. what came up on top was creativity.
2. cultural imperative
The world is getting more connected, so finding more ways to live together.
3. personal imperative
In the end it’s about people finding what matters to them.
Creativity is not an option, it’s a necessity.
his profile on TED:
His wikipedia page:
TED (how to encourage education’s death valley – 2013)
in some parts = 60% drop out, in native american communities = 80%
if we halved those numbers – mopping up the damage – net gain of nearly 1 trillion dollars
3 principles on which human life flourishes – and they are contradicted in the culture of education that teachers have to labor and students have to endure:
rsanimate (changing ed paradigms):
TED (schools kill creativity – 2007):
TED (learning revolution – 2012):
some of what we’ve written of him/his work:
tuesday, may 25, 2010
how to change ed from the ground up
11:25 – rather than waiting for policy/policy makers to change, we change, then policy makers will have to
13 – basics of ed are not topics, but purposes:
1. economic (but no longer an industrial economy)
companies 2 priorities – adaptability and creativity
2. cultural – zoom out
3. social – rediscover democracy
4. personal – diversity (not conformity)
24 min – on closing the door to serendipity..it’s not like cancer – we know what to do .. we just need to do it.. ie: models that work (that he has in his book)57 min – needed 1) teachers 2) wide curriculum (rather than narrow) 3) appropriate assessments
58 min – testing business is bigger than nfl and hollywood – massive profit1:01 – parallel industries – big pharma.. a lot of good have come of it.. vast amount of profiteering as well1:04 – we can fix this by getting proper training for teachers and getting control back to schools.. finland is doing this and they are out performing everyone..
1:05 – on revolution – subtitle – grassroots revolution – we can’t fix this simply by repairing things the way we do them now.. there’s something fundamentally wrong with the way we do things nowie: high tech high, montessori schools, …1:07 – don’t wait for somebody to say it’s ok – start doing it differently..
6 min – simple way to solve problems is to stop causing them.. don’t do that.. do something else.. – ken
18 min – we cannot measure what’s important.. just what’s easiest to find.. – amanda
to be wage earners
focused on passions.. anxieties of learners..
many that go on in schools.. things that are a matter of habit
schools.. don’t resonate with teh natural appetite
where do we stop with these.. (ie: steam to steam to steham)
watching mlts thanks to hawaii pbs – can’t believe how much of this is from what i was involved with 10 yrs ago.. ie: krishnamurti free will law – esp the high tech high stuff.. dang.. and according to hawaii.. it’s being applauded so much now.. and can’t believe we aren’t being more drastic (because we have the means to) when ie: the film starts out with daughter in tears.. and we know she’s thinking.. this is bs.. yet we keep her going to school.. to shameful conferences.. guy in middle saying what kids need today in order to compete.. who decided life is about or even should include competition.. then at 45 min castleview kids say.. ‘hs if for acing the test so you can get into college.. and that’s where you get to apply it to life’.. well .. not really.. so let’s call bs on all of it.. do our kids.. do we.. not matter enough.. (again.. because we have the means.. would take no more effort that ie: what went into making this film/book.. sir ken’s talks.. whatever).. 47 min – clip from Eric Mazur that i got 10 yrs ago.. 48 min – when we hire at kahn academy.. (really..? that’s what we’re going for in life)
huge.. google guy (Lazlo Bock @laszlobock – people ops at google) at 50 min – had just said.. kids are curious naturally.. we teach them how not to learn.. but to memorize what others expect.. then interviewer says.. so not what’s good for econ.. and google guy says.. or good for your soul.. that should be the whole flim right there.. we should figure that out.. how can we make life good for 7 bn souls.. everything else is blah blah
let’s try this guys.. quit spinning wheels.. get off the cycle
yet.. goes on .. comparing workers.. and jobs.. and fear of losing them.. we’re so sick/intoxicated.. graeber jobless law .. et al
52 min – parents asked to make a bet.. 1/ keep same 2/ reimagine school..
there’s a third option.. rev of everyday life.. if equity is everyone getting a go every day.. redefining public education becomes revolution of everyday life.. aka: global equity
creativity moves hand in hand w tech – extend bodies and expand minds..
creativity is a step beyond imagination: it’s putting your imagination to work
creativity is not only incremental: it is collaborative..
a larger theme too. every child is born w immense natural talents.. how they develop has much to do w the environ they are raised and opps they are given..
why equity (everyone getting a go everyday) matters
resnick pithily says, kindergarten is now becoming like the rest of school. in this book, he argues the opposite, that the rest of school (indeed, the rest of life) should become more like kindergarten. i’m sure he’s right..