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Education is Broken

Among other things, Sir Ken Robinson says:

…It means that everything is changing far faster and far more profoundly than most people really get, I think. And there are both great opportunities and great challenges and some risks in all of this. And our education systems were never designed to meet these challenges. And my argument today is that we can’t really just improve them [education systems] we have to radically transform them.

…Their [teachers] job is to create the conditions under which people will grow. And those conditions include understanding the nature of talent and motivation. The need to feed people’s spirits and their energies. And instead of that we’ve got this very competitive system of mass education. And it’s failing.

I couldn’t agree more.

From CNN. This video was originally tied to this post (the 0319 entry).

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