Sunday, March 30, 2014

Blog Post #10

According to Sir Ken Robinson's video, Bring on the Learning Revolution, we learn that there is a climate crisis of human concern. People in today's world make very poor use of their talents. The people that don't make good use of their talents are the ones that go through life just trying to endure it, instead of enjoying it. In Mr. Robinson's eyes, reform is no longer what we need, because reform is simply improving something that is broken. We need a revolution in education. What powerful words! In the video, Mr. Robinson quotes Abraham Lincoln. I really liked it whenever he stated, "We must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." In today's education system, things are constantly changing and we must go with the flow and keep up. Teachers need to be innovative and creative to make things new and exciting. Mr. Robinson believes that another problem in our education system is conformity. I couldn't agree more. I think that this is sad because learning shouldn't be about conforming, but instead, it should be about exploring and trying new things. Mr. Robinson gives the example of how we built our education systems on the model of fast-food. It's all standardized, but just like fast-food ruins our bodies, so does this non customizable way of education. It's important to understand that human talent is diverse and teachers must be able to recognize that. We don't want people opting out of education because it doesn't feed their spirits and interests. With that being said, teachers must create conditions where kids will flourish, which means customizing and bringing on a revolution. There must be a movement in education.

The words Revolution: Transforming Education

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