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10 Questions for "Guiding Knight" Sir Ken Robinson

CJ Westerberg, June 4, 2013 3:29 PM


Editor's Update: Really interesting opinion piece related to this post in today's NYT by David Brooks, The Way To Produce a Person.  Also, a new conversation with Sir Ken and Charlie Rose.  Check it out - C.J. Westerberg

"At the heart of my argument about what should happen in education
is a different conception of talent and ability,
and what drives people
-Sir Ken Robinson (45 second mark - video below courtesy TIME)

Five-Minute VIDEO Below

It's been about four years since Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk (still #1 of all time) and his message is breaking through into venues beyond the education space.  Glad to see his recent  Vanity Fair magazine write-up, Guiding Knight (we added live link to our very first Sir Ken post):

If there was a moment when our crisis in education reached a critical mass, it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" went up on YouTube.

In just 19 minutes, his wry but eviscerating presentation gave voice to what so many of us are living through: our schools are failing to recognize creativity; we're misdiagnosing A.D.H.D. and overmedicating students; we're failing to prepare the next generation for the challenges that lie ahead. It's the most viewed TED talk of all time.

In addition, check out TIME's video below, "10 Questions for Sir Ken Robinson" about his book, Finding Your Element --
                                                                - C.J. Westerberg
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