Monday, November 1, 2010
Bring on the learning revolution!
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we are educating our children. I've listened to some of his talks and I couldn't agree more. He made me thinking about what to do and how to help my own children to get the best out of their potential, whatever that is.
Why don't we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it's because we've been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies -- far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity -- are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. It's a message with deep resonance.
......."everyday, everywhere, our children spread their dreams beneath our feet and we should tread softly"